Tim A
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29 September 2022 09:06:23
Finally got the heating back on yesterday, it was the wire inside the boiler leading to the thermostat.

So now using as little as possible to maintain 18c morning and evening.


Tim

NW Leeds

187m asl



Gusty
29 September 2022 17:54:31

A calm afternoon with unbroken sunshine shining through the west facing windows between 3 and 5.30pm has resulted in not needing to give the house a one hour central heating boost this evening. Most unexpected ! .

18.2c in the hallway with temperatures ranging from 18.7c to 19.2c elsewhere around the house. Thick curtains now closed to trap it in.

Very pleased. 


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Essan
29 September 2022 19:45:16

17.3c - back door wide open    


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doctormog
29 September 2022 19:52:59
A pleasantly warm 19.1°C now (without heating obviously). It’s Impressive what a bit of sunshine can do.
DEW
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30 September 2022 06:54:43

18.4 C this morning and clear blue sky outside, so I'll squeeze out another day without heating


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Gusty
30 September 2022 17:26:45

16.9c in the hallway when I got home from work. Leaden skies and driving rain outside.

Central heating switched on with the thermostat set to 18c.

 


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Retron
30 September 2022 17:37:25

An unusually large spread yesterday afternoon: 24 upstairs and 17 downstairs.

Overnight the heating came on and by the morning it was 19 up and 16 down.

Upon coming in this afternoon it was 21 up and 15.5 down, the heating came on as I opened the front door.

It's now 21 up and 16 down, the heating being set to 16.

 

DEW
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01 October 2022 06:11:37

18.3 C this morning.

The BBC news featured a couple who for medical reasons needed to keep their house warm. Life is going to be tough for them this winter, and I sympathise; but I'd sympathise more if the accompanying footage hadn't shown a completely open floor plan with no draught exclusion or doors shut etc to compartmentalise the warmest parts of the house.


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Retron
01 October 2022 06:24:07

Originally Posted by: DEW 

18.3 C this morning.

The BBC news featured a couple who for medical reasons needed to keep their house warm. Life is going to be tough for them this winter, and I sympathise; but I'd sympathise more if the accompanying footage hadn't shown a completely open floor plan with no draught exclusion or doors shut etc to compartmentalise the warmest parts of the house.

Sadly modern house design seems to eschew rooms and hallways downstairs - nothing to do with it being a space-saving measure, I'm sure.

Individual rooms that you can heat separately will really come into their own this winter. I think there will be plenty of people with large, modern, open plan living room-cum dining area-cum kitchen who will be groaning this winter...

Gusty
01 October 2022 07:57:47

17.6c in the hallway this morning. A recovery.


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speckledjim
01 October 2022 08:30:08
18.7c this morning
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Gusty
01 October 2022 12:46:03

19.7c outside. The doors are open trying to usher the 18c chill away from indoors. (There won't be many days I'll be able to do this now).


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ARTzeman
01 October 2022 14:55:52

22.5c Indoors with the sunshine through the window.




Some people walk in the rain.

Others just get wet.

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doctormog
01 October 2022 15:00:51
18°C inside now and lovely day outside,. Windows open.
Jiries
01 October 2022 19:01:12

Went up to 21C at lunch time when sun was warming up indoors, then as the sun leave the SE facing windows, the temps indoor drop to 19.5 and back to 20C with shutters closed, computer on, wife cooking so keeping indoors warm and heating free day.

Gusty
01 October 2022 20:42:31

Sunshine raised the internal temperature in the hallway to 19.3c with a general 19.7c to 20.2c around the house. After the recent chill it feels positively warm.


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Gusty
02 October 2022 06:28:59

18.6c in the hallway this morning. The recovery continues.

A general 19.2 to 19.7 elsewhere.

No heating required.

A combination of a mild calm and cloudy night (outside low 13c) and yesterday afternoon sunshine has given things a nice boost.

Really hoping that the sun shines from 2pm today. If so 20c could be reached in the hallway with 21c elsewhere. We need the cloud to clear away for that though. 


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DEW
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02 October 2022 07:20:16

21.5 C late evening yesterday; 20.2 this morning. I'm surprised that there was so little cooling even given that it was a mild night


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ARTzeman
02 October 2022 09:10:13

Warming up after the rain. 22.0c Indoors.




Some people walk in the rain.

Others just get wet.

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fairweather
02 October 2022 09:27:32

Originally Posted by: Tim A 

 

I feel an achievement having lasted longer than you 

The builders tried to  connect our fancy thermostat back up today. Doesn't work.  No idea why.  So further delays to having any heating.  The thing costs about £200 (we got as part of new boiler) as well as being smart/WIFI , tells you the outside temp on the screen too (either via a sensor that you can stick on your house, or using local data, we went for the local data which is quite accurate wherever it comes from , the sensor needed wiring in and would have been on the patio in sunshine) to help work out how hard to heat your home. But to break after 2 years is rather annoying.    Should have gone for a simple old school thing! 

 

I've had a "Tado" smart thermostat for a few years now. It has been fantastic. Once you set a temperature in remains there within less than half a degree with no fluctuations because it throttles back and just gives the amount of output as required. Also geolocates if you go more than a specified distance from your home and switches off when empty then pre heats when it knows you are back in a certain range. I wouldn't say it's saved a fortune, maybe 10% or so but the comfort level is way up. Plus the convenience of easy programming on phone app or PC makes life easy. Cost about £120 but I did install it myself.

 


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