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    Anyone else turned their heating on yet?

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    We normally last until November before switching the GCH on but seems decidedly chilly today!

    Nothing a jumper wont fix I suppose.

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    yes..was all toasty last night...got a radiator next to my chair as well..makes a great cup holder for my tea

    Until I can see my breath in the house the heating doesnt go on :P

    Crikey, we've had ours on for weeks!!!! lol

    nah not yet even though it has been damn cold recently!!!!

    bit chilly up here on north sea coast

    had the heating on for an hour or two for a few days

    Yes been on for a few days now and i was shocked to have to find the car needed de-icer yesterday the temp at 6am Thursday morning was 1.4 degrees at the moment its 10.9

    We've lit our fire three times this week to warm the house up, only had wood on it so far though not coal, so as we seem to get loads of wood free its only cost us a few pennies to run the pump. We have literally had strangers knock on our door and say "You have a solid fuel fire, do you want our old fence, these old pallets etc".

    Last year even managed to snag 20 bags of coal for half price on ebay from someone who had their fire took out but had a stock in of coal! When you are talking £15 a bag normally a £150 saving is not to be sniffed at!

    I love having a coal fire as it warms the house up quickly and in winter when its cold outside you can leave it ticking over overnight so its still warm when you get up! No need for thicker duvets!

    imafish2002;6524357

    Until I can see my breath in the house the heating doesnt go on :P



    I agree:thumbsup:

    if i have to wear a jumper in the house its too cold, i like it tropical

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    mikebike;6524413

    Yes been on for a few days now and i was shocked to have to find the car … Yes been on for a few days now and i was shocked to have to find the car needed de-icer yesterday the temp at 6am Thursday morning was 1.4 degrees at the moment its 10.9


    below freezing overnight! :w00t:

    Do you live in the Outer Hebrides or at a high altitude?

    16C here at the mo

    Alfonse;6524433

    if i have to wear a jumper in the house its too cold, i like it tropical



    I agree, I currently have 2 jumpers on trying to avoid turning the heating on but might have to press that button!! :thumbsup:

    Came back from florida to find that our central heating is on the blink, it wont come on at all. Ive been walking round fully clothed with a big fluffy dressing gown over the top!

    Now we've got the horrible job of trying to find someone decent to come and sort it out

    I gave our house a blast for an hour this morning for the first time in months.................but was awake at 4:30am and was chilly.

    i have just put mine on too! brrr
    I am glad i have it working this year too.... i went through last winter with no heating... not good!!

    I'm holding out a bit longer. Pretty cold up here in Aberdeen. Left bedroom window open too long last night!

    http://uk.wrs.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTf2iAEs9KwcwA48RWBQx./SIG=120krb84c/EXP=1255171072/**http%3A//www.drummerman.net/shining/frozen.jpg

    csiman;6524451

    below freezing overnight! :w00t:Do you live in the Outer Hebrides or at a … below freezing overnight! :w00t:Do you live in the Outer Hebrides or at a high altitude?16C here at the mo



    Nope I live in a small Village outside Lichfield Staffs and i will admit it now :oops:.................I keep detailed weather records with a wireless outside weather station that sends data to a base station and that gets downloaded to a computer programme :oops:

    caz1cool;6524486

    Came back from florida to find that our central heating is on the blink, … Came back from florida to find that our central heating is on the blink, it wont come on at all. Ive been walking round fully clothed with a big fluffy dressing gown over the top!Now we've got the horrible job of trying to find someone decent to come and sort it out



    Just had to have a new combi boiler fitted £1200 all in :x but its so nice and snug now:)

    mikebike;6524563

    Just had to have a new combi boiler fitted £1200 all in :x but its so … Just had to have a new combi boiler fitted £1200 all in :x but its so nice and snug now:)



    Who did you have to do it? were you happy with them? I only live in Tamworth, Staffs

    caz1cool;6524595

    Who did you have to do it? were you happy with them? I only live in … Who did you have to do it? were you happy with them? I only live in Tamworth, Staffs



    Well he is very good from a technical point of view but so busy that he did mess us about a bit but i will PM his details ok

    mikebike;6524548

    Nope I live in a small Village outside Lichfield Staffs and i will admit … Nope I live in a small Village outside Lichfield Staffs and i will admit it now :oops:.................I keep detailed weather records with a wireless outside weather station that sends data to a base station and that gets downloaded to a computer programme :oops:


    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_JtbuvNJSmFc/R8GfWeMDw2I/AAAAAAAAAk0/qrIcbaZOUJE/s200/Geek+alert.jpg

    :whistling::-D

    my windows are still open all day long. so no heating yet
    fresh air, fresh air.love fresh air

    Sat here in my dressing gown getting nippy fella.

    Dimpler;6524636

    my windows are still open all day long. so no heating yetfresh air, fresh … my windows are still open all day long. so no heating yetfresh air, fresh air.love fresh air



    Windows open,noooooooooooo none of that here:w00t:

    Adam2050;6524647

    Sat here in my dressing gown getting nippy fella.



    Slippers? lol

    I don't have central heating!!:oops:

    Adam2050;6524647

    Sat here in my dressing gown getting nippy fella.



    Whose the nippy fella? Pics?? :lol:

    muckypup;6524635

    :whistling::-D



    Umm yes sorry :oops:

    deb8z;6524659

    Slippers? lol



    Oh yes.

    Syzable;6524672

    Whose the nippy fella? Pics?? :lol:



    Easy tiger.

    My husbands off work today.........so he put it on:roll:

    Not had ours on yet trying to make it to November !

    Original Poster Banned

    mikebike;6524548

    Nope I live in a small Village outside Lichfield Staffs and i will admit … Nope I live in a small Village outside Lichfield Staffs and i will admit it now :oops:.................I keep detailed weather records with a wireless outside weather station that sends data to a base station and that gets downloaded to a computer programme :oops:


    nowt wrong with that mate. I must get it a lot warmer down here as the I live 100 yards from the beach and 100 yards from a river in Sussex so get a lot of warmer air coming off the sea.

    In winter, I hardly ever have to use de-icer yet travel across the river going north 1 mile and all the cars are massively iced up.

    Just got my gas bill from 5 July to 24 September through the door - it's only £3.50!!! That's based on an actual reading too, not a mistaken estimate! I have an electric shower and oven, so the gas is only for the hob until the heating goes on! I've been boiling water on the hob for washing dishes, rather than heating the hot water tank - guess it does save energy! Even more reluctant to start the heating up again now!!

    I've put on the storage heaters in the living/dining room. I can't function if I get cold.

    mikebike;6524548

    Nope I live in a small Village outside Lichfield Staffs and i will admit … Nope I live in a small Village outside Lichfield Staffs and i will admit it now :oops:.................I keep detailed weather records with a wireless outside weather station that sends data to a base station and that gets downloaded to a computer programme :oops:


    Need to keep warm if the thyroid is underactive I find. Good meteorological interest!

    yes had to come down put it on before got the kids up in the morning. hasnt been on since though. but first thing in the morning was chilly for the kiddies

    ScotWill;6525123

    Just got my gas bill from 5 July to 24 September through the door - it's … Just got my gas bill from 5 July to 24 September through the door - it's only £3.50!!! That's based on an actual reading too, not a mistaken estimate! I have an electric shower and oven, so the gas is only for the hob until the heating goes on! I've been boiling water on the hob for washing dishes, rather than heating the hot water tank - guess it does save energy! Even more reluctant to start the heating up again now!!



    wow. thats way too much effort for me!

    ScotWill;6525123

    Just got my gas bill from 5 July to 24 September through the door - it's … Just got my gas bill from 5 July to 24 September through the door - it's only £3.50!!! That's based on an actual reading too, not a mistaken estimate! I have an electric shower and oven, so the gas is only for the hob until the heating goes on! I've been boiling water on the hob for washing dishes, rather than heating the hot water tank - guess it does save energy! Even more reluctant to start the heating up again now!!



    Yeah but what is your electric bill gonna be ? lol

    I wouldn't have thought it was cheap to keep putting an electric hob on.

    deb8z;6525206

    Yeah but what is your electric bill gonna be ? lolI wouldn't have thought … Yeah but what is your electric bill gonna be ? lolI wouldn't have thought it was cheap to keep putting an electric hob on.



    My hob is gas. But the electric shower is a nightmare!! If only I can squeeze into the washing up basin after the dishes I'll be sorted!! :thumbsup:

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    The new boiler has been fired up for heating..... but only 'cos its a new boiler that was installed a week ago!

    Our house (luckily) is incredibly warm. Often we dont even put any heating on during the winter, except maybe a gas fire in the extension. Just dont need it. Besides..... I still haven't worked out how to use the thermostatic controller panel!

    i slept with the fan on and with just a sheet last night though.....pregnancy keeps u warm! hubby was complaining about how we need to get the winter quilts out.... meh!

    Ours has been on a little bit the last couple of nights. My car was frosted over Thursday morning so that must be a sign the CH is needed.
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