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Post by eny » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:14 pm

Stormbringer wrote:
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What are you shocked about?
20°c constant seems unhealthily high? But then I live in an old cottage with a log burner..... :?
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Post by Stormbringer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:16 pm

It's normal room temperature!
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Post by Wrathbone » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:23 pm

16 to 18c is room temp to me. 19c is getting toasty, 20c and the house may as well be on fire.

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Post by Maturin » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:31 pm

During daytime, I like 20C. But the heating has to be off by early evening, since that's way too warm to sleep in for me and the bedrooms need to cool down a bit.

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Post by Stormbringer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:17 pm

I passed through Falkirk on Saturday. It was absurdly cold.
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Post by Medicine Man » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:29 pm

My sympathies. At least you got to leave though. It's unbelievably baltic and they reckon it'll be Friday before they get the gas back on. :shock:

It's actually warmer outside than it is in my house and while the scotsman in me says "think of the savings!", ultimately I think hypothermia will claim him before the nights out.

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Post by Mantis » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:48 pm

Pretty sure that 20c is generally the most comfortable room temperature to just potter around in, but bedroom temperature is supposedly better kept at 18c.

I don't have a favourite season or temperature, by the time one is over I tend to be ready for the next change. I was ready for winter this year after a particularly warm holiday in the summer. I do love the feeling of wrapping up warm and walking around so only my face can feel the biting cold. Throw in some mulled wine at a Christmas market to add to the toasty seasonal feelings.
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It's actually warmer outside than it is in my house and while the scotsman in me says "think of the savings!", ultimately I think hypothermia will claim him before the nights out.
Have you considered putting some clothes on?

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Post by Stormbringer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:29 pm

:lol:
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Post by Medicine Man » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:39 pm

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Post by Sly Boots » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:20 pm

Feel for you, MM. Back when we were renting in Bath the flat had night storage heaters, which is code for radiators that are hot during the day when they're not needed and completely stone cold from 3pm onwards. Even with space heaters in each room we froze our behinds off, and I remember one winter when there was several feet of snow on the ground we used to wake up with frost on the duvet. Or rather, the top-most of the three duvets we had on the bed.

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Post by Medicine Man » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:54 pm

Funnily enough we had those storage heaters as well. We only just got rid a few years back. They were indeed brutal. They were however electric and we would have at least a little heat just now.

Christ you know its bad when you're pining for storage heaters.

Off to pick up the missus from work and honestly I cant wait. Gonna have the heat blasting in the car. Happy days! :D

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Post by arqueturus » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:00 am

Wrathbone wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:59 pm
arqueturus wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:08 am
I vote with Stormbringer on this one - I prefer warm to cold. Letting your house get down to 4.5c is bonkers.
Leaving the heating on for three days with nobody there would be bonkers.
Last time I left the heating off for a week the house got down to 18 degrees - that was in the the tail end of September.

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Post by The Jackal » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:08 am

Got storage heaters in my flat. Initially I didn't know how to work them, but then it turned out all the controls are meaningless and mine only work as a kind of very-long-run-up radiator that makes my rooms smell of burnt hair. I'd rather sack them off and stick a jumper on, although then it turned out my windows had zero insulating ability and, with one letting cold air roll right over my bed in the night during the last cold spell, I'd wake up in the night either with crippling stomach cramps from the cold or from overheating due to coccooning myself too much in my duvet. Currently I have my bed dragged as far away from the wall/window as I can have it without having to climb over it to traverse the room.

I really miss a closed window meaning a secure inner room temp.
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Post by Sly Boots » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:38 am

The Jackal wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:08 am
Got storage heaters in my flat. Initially I didn't know how to work them, but then it turned out all the controls are meaningless and mine only work as a kind of very-long-run-up radiator that makes my rooms smell of burnt hair. I'd rather sack them off and stick a jumper on, although then it turned out my windows had zero insulating ability and, with one letting cold air roll right over my bed in the night during the last cold spell, I'd wake up in the night either with crippling stomach cramps from the cold or from overheating due to coccooning myself too much in my duvet. Currently I have my bed dragged as far away from the wall/window as I can have it without having to climb over it to traverse the room.

I really miss a closed window meaning a secure inner room temp.
Back in that Bath flat, which similarly had single-glazed, draughty old window panes, we bought a plastic sheeting that you warm the edges of with a hairdryer to the frame, helped a bit in keeping the draughts out.

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