August and the heating has gone on

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August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:25 pm

I’d resisted it until now but it’s just gone on, it’s that cold.

Has anyone else succumbed and switched on their central heating?

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by dsr » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:26 pm

Don't need to. Ours is on permanent thermostat - and it has switched itself on today for the first time all summer.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by BenWickes » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:32 pm

Was certainly tempted yesterday morning as it was decidedly chilly. Doesn't help that the wife likes the house to be around 60 degrees or cooler. I prefer it in the low 70's. So this will be an ongoing battle for the thermostat as it is every year. It doesn't help that I'll warm the house up and she'll sneak the bedroom window open in the night, even in winter. Wake up bloody freezing most mornings.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Bigvince » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:32 pm

I came home from golf yesterday and the Mrs had lit the log burner! Walking into the house was like getting off the plane in Greece☀️

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by bfccrazy » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:37 pm

No chance yet, can feel it getting a nip in the air but nowhere near cold enough to get the heating on.

Usually into October by time we even contemplate it coming on :lol:

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:42 pm

Checked the temp in here and it was below 13. Too cold for me so on for an hour and will then see how things are.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:44 pm

It was the 12th September two years ago...
https://www.uptheclarets.com/messageboa ... =2&t=20627

I put mine on briefly yesterday and Friday.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:51 pm

I know it’s earlier this year but the drop in temperature over the last week has been staggering

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by jdrobbo » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:53 pm

Yep, two hours this morning.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Bosscat » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:04 pm

Put a jumper on 🙂😉

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:10 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:04 pm
Put a jumper on 🙂😉
It's my little leggies that are feeling it, so it's shorts AND jogging trousers now.
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Jakubclaret » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:12 pm

The sudden drop as surprised me, you've literally gone from 1 week to wearing shorts & t-shirts to thermal long johns & jumpers & coats.
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:14 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:12 pm
The sudden drop as surprised me, you've literally gone from 1 week to wearing shorts & t-shirts to thermal long johns & jumpers & coats.
Maybe I need to get the thermal long johns out. I usually reserve those for the coldest of games on the Turf.
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Vino blanco » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:17 pm

Still around 30 degrees here on the Costa del Sol, I've got my tee shirt, shorts and sandals on. I had the air con earlier just to cool down a bit. I'll b glad when we get well into September when the tourists gave all gone back and t cools down a bit generally.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by MACCA » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:22 pm

Nope, whilst I can still sit watching the cricket in shorts for several hours the heating remains off.

I'll put long pants and a jumper on before the heating.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by chekhov » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:23 pm

Vino blanco wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:17 pm
Still around 30 degrees here on the Costa del Sol, I've got my tee shirt, shorts and sandals on. I had the air con earlier just to cool down a bit. I'll b glad when we get well into September when the tourists gave all gone back and t cools down a bit generally.
Stay strong Vino blanco!

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:26 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:14 pm
Maybe I need to get the thermal long johns out. I usually reserve those for the coldest of games on the Turf.
Be sure to get the camera out and post some photos.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Stanbill05 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:28 pm

30 degrees? Pfft. Just cooling down enough for a run here in Doha, which means it must have dipped below 40. 13 degrees and green fields sounds quite appealing to me.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by kritichris » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:35 pm

Ours has been on and off for the last 2 weeks since we got back from France, self isolating meant we couldn't go out for a walk or anything.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by fidelcastro » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:40 pm

I have a rule that the heating never goes on in my house before October.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by tiger76 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:53 pm

A balmy 16 degrees in Glasgow today, so we've got the windows open wide, don't usually bother with the heating until at least October at the earliest.

It has been chilly at night-time, but I just put a jumper on for a few minutes, and that suffices amply.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:13 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:40 pm
I have a rule that the heating never goes on in my house before October.
What a stupid rule. I have a rule that it goes on when it is cold enough.
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Bosscat » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:13 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:13 pm
What a stupid rule. I have a rule that it goes on when it is cold enough.
👍🤭👍

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:17 pm

I guess it depends on finances. Some people may be forced to keep it off until October.
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Dazzler » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:19 pm

"You Soft Ba$tid$,You Soft Ba$tids"

Couldn't resist posting my thoughts.. :P

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by spadesclaret » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:21 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:40 pm
I have a rule that the heating never goes on in my house before October.
Why?

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ElectroClaret » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:21 pm

Central heating? Bwahahahahaha! :mrgreen:
Nowhere near cold enough for that.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by fidelcastro » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:41 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:13 pm
What a stupid rule. I have a rule that it goes on when it is cold enough.
It's partly down to finances, but if you're that cold before October, then you're a bit of a mard arse.
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by fidelcastro » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:41 pm

spadesclaret wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:21 pm
Why?
Because it's very rarely THAT cold before October... even in Britain!

:roll:

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:42 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:41 pm
It's partly down to finances, but if you're that cold before October, then you're a bit of a mard arse.
Nothing to do with the month of the year, more about the temperature.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by fidelcastro » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:43 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:42 pm
Nothing to do with the month of the year, more about the temperature.
Hardly Siberia though, is it? Get a grip.
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:44 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Hardly Siberia though, is it? Get a grip.
I was cold, I put my heating on, simple as that. I didn’t check the calendar, I looked at the temperature.
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Pearcey » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:45 pm

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by fidelcastro » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:47 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:44 pm
I was cold, I put my heating on, simple as that. I didn’t check the calendar, I looked at the temperature.
Good for you. Just don't complain when your bills are sky high.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:49 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Good for you, Just don't complain when your bills are sky high.

:roll:
First time it’s been on in months, probably since March to be honest, and was on for an hour. I doubt it will break the bank but the few pence it will cost can come out of the winter fuel allowance. :D
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by fidelcastro » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:50 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:49 pm
First time it’s been on in months, probably since March to be honest, and was on for an hour. I doubt it will break the bank but the few pence it will cost can come out of the winter fuel allowance. :D
If it was only going on for an hour, I'd sooner not bother.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:52 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:50 pm
If it was only going on for an hour, I'd sooner not bother.
Made hell of a difference. Lifted the temp in here by five and a half degrees. Probably should have done it in the morning.

It’s ridiculous though. Just over a week ago it was up around 27 in the house and then down below 13 today.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:54 pm

My apartment can be absolutely banging all day every day... £25 a month with Bulb. But I think the heat rises from the 2 floors below, so makes it a bit cheaper. I only need the thermo on 15c - even 12c can be enough.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by fidelcastro » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:55 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:52 pm
Made hell of a difference. Lifted the temp in here by five and a half degrees. Probably should have done it in the morning.
Really? What was the temperature to start with?

Edit: Just seen your edit. How much below 13 degrees?

That's not bloody cold! :shock:
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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Pearcey » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:55 pm

I flicked mine on for a couple of hours yesterday. I’d been cycling in the rain and was soaked through. It felt cold in the house so the heating took the edge off nicely.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:56 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Really? What was the temperature to start with?
Was 12.6 which is ridiculously cold in the house

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by claretandy » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:58 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Was 12.6 which is ridiculously cold in the house
Don't think i've ever seen it that cold in winter in my house, you might want to look into getting your house better insulated. It was 17 in my house this morning, (Ightenhill area)

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by FactualFrank » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:58 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Was 12.6 which is ridiculously cold in the house
Mine normally shuts off at 10c. Although I'm sure a house is different to an apartment, as it'll be wherever the sensor is.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by fidelcastro » Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:59 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:56 pm
Was 12.6 which is ridiculously cold in the house
12.6 is ridiculously cold?

Righto then!

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:00 pm

claretandy wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:58 pm
Don't think i've ever seen it that cold in winter in my house, you might want to look into getting your house better insulated. It was 17 in my house this morning, (Ightenhill area)
Always been a cold house. In the last two years I’ve had new roof, new insulation and new windows. Never used to bother me too much but age, medication mean I feel the cold more and I was certainly feeling it today.

Less than a week ago I was sat here in tshirt & shorts to today, jeans on, socks on, sweater on and heating on.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Rileybobs » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:00 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:59 pm
12.6 is ridiculously cold?

Righto then!

:lol:
12 degrees indoors is pretty cold!

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Jakubclaret » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:01 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Really? What was the temperature to start with?

Edit: Just seen your edit. How much below 13 degrees?

That's not bloody cold! :shock:
It is for some people & not others, when people say they are cold they usually are, early 1 morning last week there was a thin film of ice on my car windscreen the temperature had dropped enough to cause that.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by fidelcastro » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:02 pm

Rileybobs wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:00 pm
12 degrees indoors is pretty cold!
Nah.

I'd just put another jumper on.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:04 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:01 pm
It is for some people & not others, when people say they are cold they usually are, early 1 morning last week there was a thin film of ice on my car windscreen the temperature had dropped enough to cause that.
It’s rare to get this low a temperature in August but I checked at the time I put the heating on and it was 10 outside. That’s low for this time of year.

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Re: August and the heating has gone on

Post by Rileybobs » Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:05 pm

fidelcastro wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Nah.

I'd just put another jumper on.
I don’t feel the cold too much but I prefer to not wear too many layers around the house. I was a bit nippy earlier so whacked the heating on for an hour - my slippers have made their first appearance for a while too.

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