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Old 13th Sep 2017, 06:00   #1 (permalink)
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Put the heating back on?

I turned my back on last year in October
When will you put your's back on?
I am tempted to put mine back on now
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 06:47   #2 (permalink)
 
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Rural NSW in Australia here. It was a bit chilly two nights ago (and we hadn't finished the winter firewood) so we lit the fire. As I write this it is now 35.6 degrees Celsius and we are suffering heat induced soporific lethargy. I wish we needed to put the heat on.

As an aside, did you know that when Celsius proposed his newfangled temperature scale he originally had 0 degrees as the boiling point of water and 100 degrees as its freezing point? I have been waiting most of my life for that piece of trivia to become useful.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 07:33   #3 (permalink)
 
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This is one of those mindless inane debates that rank right down there with women's pay in tennis..
The time to put the heating on has no bearing on the date on the calendar it's purely a function of the temperature.
An easy way for those of a slow mind to absorb this is to think.. "Am I feeling Cold ?" If the answer is 'Yes'.. Put the heating on..
Try it.. this really works.
I expect that this will now go viral.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 07:47   #4 (permalink)
 
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My heating is on 24/7/365, but it has a bit of technological wizardry called a "thermostat" which only actually sends hot water through the radiators when the indoor temperature falls below a chosen level.

Hopefully one day this mega-tech will make it out to the primitive backwaters like America and Australia...



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Old 13th Sep 2017, 07:57   #5 (permalink)
 
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Indeed PDR1 and I notice that for the first time since the
beginning of the year the thermostat switched on this morning
and applied the heating.
It's the start of the slippery slope.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 08:34   #6 (permalink)
 
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This !

I speak with forked tongue, mines been on a few times
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 08:44   #7 (permalink)
 
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I looked at the cost of heating oil a few weeks ago and it was 0.65 a litre. Historically it shouldn't have moved much for a month, so I delayed ordering my winter supply......then along came those bloody hurricanes!
The price has now jumped to 0.72 a litre!
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 08:50   #8 (permalink)
 
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Put it back on?
I haven't turned it off...
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 08:52   #9 (permalink)
 
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You should know far better than mentioning prices in Euros here in JB.

You will release the Kraken!

All monetary quotations should be in Pounds, Shillings and Pence since the Brexit vote, especially as they have just re-introduced the thruppenny bit.

I am especially looking forward to my visit to the Old Country next week when I will be able to get a pint of Special Bitter for 2d and buy a five-pack of Woodbines, as promised on the side of a big red bus!
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 08:54   #10 (permalink)
 
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My heating is on 24/7/365, but it has a bit of technological wizardry called a "thermostat" which only actually sends hot water through the radiators when the indoor temperature falls below a chosen level.

Hopefully one day this mega-tech will make it out to the primitive backwaters like America and Australia...



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We operate in the same way, I was surprised to come down one morning in August just passed to find it had decided to come on as it was cold. August! Even in the UK! Wow. We have had the gas fire on the last couple of evenings, just for effect of course.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 08:54   #11 (permalink)
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The when question was always a military or institutional one.

It would get b*** cold, everyone would freeze, PSA or the management would dither and after a week put it on. For the next fortnight the sun would stream through open windows, workers in shirt sleeves and everyone enjoying the India Summer. Come April off it would go and we would freeze.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 08:57   #12 (permalink)
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My heating is on 24/7/365, but it has a bit of technological wizardry called a "thermostat" which only actually sends hot water through the radiators when the indoor temperature falls below a chosen level.
And use fuel keeping the water in the boiler hot all year round? We use an immersion heater for hot water in summer, it's (marginally) cheaper sand doesn't heat water you are not going to use.

We reluctanly have been turning our heating on for odd days the last three weeks. Historically we would not expect to turn it on until after the boiler annual service which takes place next week this year. Sod this global warming.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 08:57   #13 (permalink)
 
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Hopefully one day this mega-tech will make it out to the primitive backwaters like America and Australia...
and New Zealand.

The Gummint have declared that we are now enjoying Spring as of the 1st September, sod the Equinox thing.

I am wearing 3 layers of clothing, lit the log fire today and have just programmed the electric blanket.

The thermometer in the lounge reads 18C ( 65F ? ) but it feels bl**dy cold, partly due to the 25 kt wind I guess ( tho' that did serve to dry the washing today ) and being on the coast the 85% humidity.

Contrarlily .. we did eat outside at lunchtime, sheltered from the wind and in full sight of the Noonday Sun, hope is at hand.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 09:08   #14 (permalink)
 
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Try China in them olden days, heating allowed North of the Yangtze River, not so on the opposite side. Never been so cold in my life.
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40C today. Think I shall wait a few more weeks yet.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 10:34   #16 (permalink)
 
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I am especially looking forward to my visit to the Old Country next week when I will be able to get a pint of Special Bitter for 2d and buy a five-pack of Woodbines, as promised on the side of a big red bus!
Can't remember beer at 2d, and I was brought up in a pub, so I knew beer prices as a child.

But 5 packs of Woodbines, and Players Weights, were 8d when B/E's were getting 10/- a week in 1952.
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Had a price offer from Boilerjuice this morning - if I buy 500 litres of oil today I can get it for 39.58 pence per litre, saving 0.01 pence per litre on the normal price.

Better get in there smartish.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 10:43   #18 (permalink)
 
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Can I do a bit of thread drifting here. When we go off on our winter holidays, we leave our ch on, so as to avoid freezing pipes, damp etc. Are we better to leave the heating on constantly at, say, 18c, so that the house never gets cold, or set the timer so that the heating comes on twice per day?
In other words, it is more cost efficient to keep the house constantly warm, or let it cool down and reheat it twice every 24 hours?
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 10:53   #19 (permalink)
 
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regarding a gas boiler annual service with British Gas. They take the cover off, have a quick look round without actually touching anything, then turn it on and measure the flue gas for noxious outout! Then spend another few minutes, playing with their laptop and trying to sell me stuff!
Call that a service. I guess they would say " if it ain't broke, don't fix it" I used to pay about 38 per month for that, then I wised up!
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