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Brrrr! Who's got the heating on?

Have you put the heating on?


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farmerbarleymow

Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull
Have you put the heating on yet?

It's only August, but it felt quite cold yesterday so I reluctantly gave in and put the heating on for an hour. So have you had to resort to switching it on, or are you toughing it out?

Perhaps you live in the south with relatively balmy weather, so won't need to until December. ;)

This thread is pogo-proof®. I searched and the last heating thread was in 2013.
 

lizzieloo

Numpty extraordinaire
Where's the it's nowhere even near cold enough for the heating to be on option? It doesn't have to be 0°C

Where are you?

Edit: Just had a look, it's 10 degrees outside, that has surprised me, it's 20 degrees in here :cool:
 
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Fez909

toilet expert
It's pretty nippy but there's no way I'd put the heating on in August.

I'm sat here freezing but I've had the window open all night and I'm in shorts and t-shirt so there's loads I could do before it gets to heating time. Like go to bed seeing as it's nearly 3am :facepalm:
 

farmerbarleymow

Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull
Where's the it's nowhere even near cold enough for the heating to be on option? It doesn't have to be 0°C

Where are you?

Edit: Just had a look, it's 10 degrees outside, that has surprised me, it's 20 degrees in here :cool:
I'm in Manchester. It's been quite cool here in the last week. Definitely feeling autumnal. :)
 

Frances Lengel

Atrophied Member
Banned
Nah, I've closed the windows though. Still got the vent efforts above the windows open though. It's 20 degrees C in my front room ATM. They are quite warm these flats. If it was cold I'd put the heating on though, there'd be no question of toughing it out coz it's August - If you're cold you're cold.
 

Epona

Tired & Emulsional...
You have got to be fucking kidding me, we're not even out of August yet, and have you seen how expensive it is these days?
Did without heating all last winter because of expense, I've not even considered putting it on yet. Besides, it's still hot indoors here.
 

farmerbarleymow

Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull
You have got to be fucking kidding me, we're not even out of August yet, and have you seen how expensive it is these days?
Did without heating all last winter because of expense, I've not even considered putting it on yet. Besides, it's still hot indoors here.
But you live in the south, where it is warmer. It's grim up north you know. ;)
 

Epona

Tired & Emulsional...
But you live in the south, where it is warmer. It's grim up north you know. ;)
:D Well to be fair, my flat is a complete bloody greenhouse, if I was going to die due to weather it would likely be heat exhaustion in mid summer when it has been known to hit mid 40s C in here, rather than mid winter where at its coldest I might have to put on a jumper. Coldest it got indoors last winter, without any central heating all winter, was 20C. I complained to the council when they put in extra insulation, on account of it's already like a fucking oven in here for 8 months a year. I find it easier to warm up than cool down, so I find this like a bit of a temperature based torture chamber!
 

farmerbarleymow

Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull
:D Well to be fair, my flat is a complete bloody greenhouse, if I was going to die due to weather it would likely be heat exhaustion in mid summer when it has been known to hit mid 40s C in here, rather than mid winter where at its coldest I might have to put on a jumper. Coldest it got indoors last winter, without any central heating all winter, was 20C. I complained to the council when they put in extra insulation, on account of it's already like a fucking oven in here for 8 months a year. I find it easier to warm up than cool down, so I find this like a bit of a temperature based torture chamber!
It's good that you've got such good insulation - that seems a rarity in most places, including this. On the other hand though, my flat is small so it heats up quickly enough once I switch the heating on, and is rarely too hot in summer (except this year). You should do your duty and invite lots of old people to live with you during winter, to save them from worrying about heating or eating. :)
 

Epona

Tired & Emulsional...
It's good that you've got such good insulation - that seems a rarity in most places, including this. On the other hand though, my flat is small so it heats up quickly enough once I switch the heating on, and is rarely too hot in summer (except this year). You should do your duty and invite lots of old people to live with you during winter, to save them from worrying about heating or eating. :)
Aye, but the flat isn't that big, maybe if I could stack them on shelves or something it might be feasible - but not necessarily humane!
 

Sprocket.

Worn out, few teeth missing....
Sweltered here mate just ready to go to work, have opened the windows upstairs.
Balmy Donny, 11 degrees outside.
You can buy decent jumpers for less than the gas bill.
If those who could all left our heating off all winter I wonder what the impact would be?
 

Epona

Tired & Emulsional...
Bunkbeds! Turn your flat into a dormitory. :D
I do hope that you're not trying to guilt me into thinking that the expense of heating, poverty, and elderly folk being overlooked is something that I ought to be solving singlehandedly by just having everyone who can't afford it live in my small flat.
I can think immediately of one family who have multiple houses with many rooms and no heating worries, you could try them instead as they could house more than me. They might be in the phone book, I think their name is something like Windsor (although I think that name may have been adopted by the family fairly recently).
 

farmerbarleymow

Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull
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If those who could all left our heating off all winter I wonder what the impact would be?
We'd be bloody freezing! :D

And we'd save quite a lot of money on fuel bills, which the energy companies would see as a loss of profits, and would then pass on to those who have to have heating on quite a lot. Then these vulnerable people could no longer afford to heat their homes and they would die. That would be the overall impact. :hmm:
 

MrSki

Who am I to say you're wrong
That's pretty nippy for August!
Well parky! Currently 8 c in London.

I don't have central heating & although last winter was fairly mild the previous one was fucking freezing. Spent most of my time at home in thermals & under the duvet. Getting out of the shower was a nightmare.
 

farmerbarleymow

Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull
I do hope that you're not trying to guilt me into thinking that the expense of heating, poverty, and elderly folk being overlooked is something that I ought to be solving singlehandedly by just having everyone who can't afford it live in my small flat.
I can think immediately of one family who have multiple houses with many rooms and no heating worries, you could try them instead as they could house more than me. They might be in the phone book, I think their name is something like Windsor (although I think that name may have been adopted by the family fairly recently).
Yes, I am trying to guilt trip you! Put up a notice in the local post office today! :D
 

Epona

Tired & Emulsional...
We'd be bloody freezing! :D

And we'd save quite a lot of money on fuel bills, which the energy companies would see as a loss of profits, and would then pass on to those who have to have heating on quite a lot. Then these vulnerable people could no longer afford to heat their homes and they would die. That would be the overall impact. :hmm:
Right so now you're also trying to say that I'm responsible for fuel price hikes.
Has anyone ever pointed out to you that you're a confrontational shit-stirrer with like a 5 star rating in stirring? :p :p
 

farmerbarleymow

Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull
Well parky! Currently 8 c in London.

I don't have central heating & although last winter was fairly mild the previous one was fucking freezing. Spent most of my time at home in thermals & under the duvet. Getting out of the shower was a nightmare.
According to the weather reports, it is 9°C outside here in Manchester city centre. 23°C indoors at the moment which is OK.

I remember last winter going to bed dressed as it was cold.
 

MrSki

Who am I to say you're wrong
I have been out of bed since about 4am in boxers & a t-shirt. My toes are a bit cold & might have to go back to bed for a bit to warm up. I suppose I could put on a pair of socks.
 

farmerbarleymow

Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull
Right so now you're also trying to say that I'm responsible for fuel price hikes.
Has anyone ever pointed out to you that you're a confrontational shit-stirrer with like a 5 star rating in stirring? :p :p
No they haven't pointed that out, but I'm happy to take the award nonetheless. :D
 

farmerbarleymow

Seagull + Chips = Happy Seagull
I have been out of bed since about 4am in boxers & a t-shirt. My toes are a bit cold & might have to go back to bed for a bit to warm up. I suppose I could put on a pair of socks.
I've got some capsaicin cream which should do the trick of warming the toes nicely - rub it on liberally and you should feel a nice burning sensation. ;)
 

MrSki

Who am I to say you're wrong
I've got some capsaicin cream which should do the trick of warming the toes nicely - rub it on liberally and you should feel a nice burning sensation. ;)
Thanks but I think bed is the best option. I could do with another 20 winks or so too.
 

Miss Caphat

I want it that way
13 C here but it will be 27 tomorrow (I'm going to the beach), and heading up to 33 by Wednesday :confused: Y U bein so freaky, August?
 

MrSki

Who am I to say you're wrong
13 C here but it will be 27 tomorrow (I'm going to the beach), and heading up to 33 by Wednesday :confused: Y U bein so freaky, August?
It is like summer finished early here. Loads of trees are loosing leaves already & the conkers were on the trees a month early. We had an early spring but that does not mean we should not have an Indian summer.
 

gentlegreen

Bulla liberali in perpetuum.
There were "Michaelmas" daises out over a month ago too - I've been denying them as I pass on my bike.
Autumn / winter can feck off.

I was very tempted yesterday as I'm slightly lurgified - and it's a big deal for me - I try to hold out until November.
For the time being I have an arctic explorer's quilted top and combats over my shorts.
Hand-grinding my morning coffee will warm me up in a bit.

All I use these days is a small fan heater in my computer corner under the stairs and I'm determined this year to do what I planned and close it off with boards and curtains and seal the draughts. I at least had the sense to put rockwool behind the plasterboard when I opened it up.
Perhaps then I can swap the 2KW heater for a 500 watt one that may be less noisy.

I have a nice big computer chair this year, but sciatica makes sitting uncomfortable.
 

Epona

Tired & Emulsional...
All I use these days is a small fan heater in my computer corner under the stairs and I'm determined this year to do what I planned and close it off with boards and curtains and seal the draughts. I at least had the sense to put rockwool behind the plasterboard when I opened it up.
Perhaps then I can swap the 2KW heater for a 500 watt one that may be less noisy.
I'm going to say straight out that I may have misunderstood you - but in case I didn't, it sounds like a very bad idea to me to put a fan heater anywhere near any computers, which should ideally be in the coolest place available and well ventilated for cool/cold airflow.
 
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