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#21 Posted : 17 May 2022 16:55:37(UTC)
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Just under 30C when I got in today... 29.7C to be exact (and it was 25C outside).

It's now 24C outside and 22C inside, with the portable a/c on full pelt. Not cheap, but very much worth it!

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#22 Posted : 17 May 2022 17:02:41(UTC)
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Max of 21.5c today outside, a pleasant 20.7c inside. No heating since Friday.
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#23 Posted : 17 May 2022 19:39:12(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Retron Go to Quoted Post

Just under 30C when I got in today... 29.7C to be exact (and it was 25C outside).

It's now 24C outside and 22C inside, with the portable a/c on full pelt. Not cheap, but very much worth it!

I hope to get those warm room temps as today failed to see 23-24C inside as outside was poor and over cast from noon which meant to be sunny and 23-24C max but only 19-20C today. Inside managed to reach 22C and that the highest so far since I moved in which is shocking low for May.  Will change that when I install the conservatory that face south and bring warmth though the open plan living room so hopefully back to temps ranges from 22-32C day and night like I used to see in the 90's and early 00's from April to Oct with heating completely off.  Now days with UK becoming Icelandic climate so having a conservatory will be big help to survive cold summers.  

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#24 Posted : 18 May 2022 06:56:38(UTC)
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22.5c in the hallway at the moment (the coolest part of the house where the thermostat lives). The warmest so far this year at this time of day. Yesterday it reached 23.8c.

So nice to have naturally induced warmth in the house rather than from central heating. 

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#25 Posted : 18 May 2022 09:50:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gusty Go to Quoted Post

22.5c in the hallway at the moment (the coolest part of the house where the thermostat lives). The warmest so far this year at this time of day. Yesterday it reached 23.8c.

So nice to have naturally induced warmth in the house rather than from central heating. 

Same here Steve.

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#26 Posted : 18 May 2022 16:45:16(UTC)
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Came home to this today...

Warmest of the year so far and the result of lots of sunshine over the past few days. It was 22C downstairs; it's taken a few days - I guess the new windows are helping to keep the heat out - but the run of 22C+ days has had the inevitable effect.

23C as a high today (with a fan-aspirated sensor in the garden), 25C the day before, 22C the day before that.

The portable a/c is, of course, on full whack upstairs...

FWIW, it's usually only 2 to 3 weeks between needing heating and needing a/c. The joys of having a shed for an upstairs!

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#27 Posted : 19 May 2022 03:23:03(UTC)
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An absolute sauna of a night last night (I turned the a/c off when I went to bed, due to storms being forecast - the hose has to go out of an open window). The morning low:

 

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#28 Posted : 19 May 2022 06:23:22(UTC)
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22.5c again in the coolest part of the house (hallway) this morning. Heat loss overnight was minimal thanks to outside temperatures of 16-19c  in largely calm conditions apart from some gustiness around the 1-2 am thunderstorm. Its cloudy outside now so we won't benefit from an early climb from the sunshine coming through the ENE facing windows. The sun moves around to the WSW facing windows from 1pm and the forecast this afternoon is for good sunny spells and an outside temperature of 22c. Yesterday it peaked at 23.6c in the hallway. Hopefully we can squeeze out a 24c in the hallway by early evening today if we keep the WSW facing french doors closed as we are expecting a moderate SW'ly breeze this afternoon. 

 

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#29 Posted : 19 May 2022 08:15:29(UTC)
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Down to 18.9c here this morning downstairs warmer upstairs, pleasant but cooling off. Should warm up a bit today with the forecast sunshine later. But I think by the weekend we might struggle to achieve an 18c indoor temperature without some intervention from the heating again.

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#30 Posted : 19 May 2022 08:16:04(UTC)
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21.5 in all rooms. Thermostat set 23c. That stops it coming on. 

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#31 Posted : 19 May 2022 20:12:35(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ARTzeman Go to Quoted Post

21.5 in all rooms. Thermostat set 23c. That stops it coming on. 

Surely that would mean it comes on if the thermostat is set to 23c and the room temperatures are 21.5c ?

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#32 Posted : 19 May 2022 20:29:11(UTC)
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Not had heating on in the house, on a daily basis since the end of March, only on occasional very cold days.

Today's indoor temp in the downstairs living room is currently 22.6c 

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#33 Posted : 20 May 2022 07:26:27(UTC)
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22.4c this morning in the hallway and will fall a little through the morning due to the relatively cloudy conditions outside. Hopeful for some afternoon sunshine to warm it up a little. Peaked at 24.4c early yesterday evening thanks to unbroken sunshine and the cooker in the kitchen ! 

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#34 Posted : 20 May 2022 07:37:40(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Gusty Go to Quoted Post

22.4c this morning in the hallway and will fall a little through the morning due to the relatively cloudy conditions outside. Hopeful for some afternoon sunshine to warm it up a little. Peaked at 24.4c early yesterday evening thanks to unbroken sunshine and the cooker in the kitchen ! 

Everytime we finish using the oven we leave the door open to warm up then close it when cool down.  22C yesterday and 20C this morning.  If you aware that flat tv emit warmth when I experienced one staying in London hotel as we dont have one yet but planning to get 2 so one for bedroom and living room for YouTube and Netflx only as we dont use TV Licence.   If that does help to warm up mean heating wont be on often this coming winter.  My current 2 all in one desk top computers give the living room around 1C warmer.  TV and PC does not use much electric.   All switch off at night as always or when we go out. 

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#35 Posted : 20 May 2022 09:30:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jiries Go to Quoted Post

 Everytime we finish using the oven we leave the door open to warm up then close it when cool down.  22C yesterday and 20C this morning.  If you aware that flat tv emit warmth when I experienced one staying in London hotel as we dont have one yet but planning to get 2 so one for bedroom and living room for YouTube and Netflx only as we dont use TV Licence.   If that does help to warm up mean heating wont be on often this coming winter.  My current 2 all in one desk top computers give the living room around 1C warmer.  TV and PC does not use much electric.   All switch off at night as always or when we go out. 

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#36 Posted : 20 May 2022 10:18:36(UTC)
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22.5c in the lounge with some sunshine.

20.0c in the north-facing kitchen.

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#37 Posted : 20 May 2022 10:41:05(UTC)
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20.1 in my "office".
At least it will be mild!
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#38 Posted : 20 May 2022 13:46:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Jiries Go to Quoted Post

 

Everytime we finish using the oven we leave the door open to warm up then close it when cool down.  22C yesterday and 20C this morning.  If you aware that flat tv emit warmth when I experienced one staying in London hotel as we dont have one yet but planning to get 2 so one for bedroom and living room for YouTube and Netflx only as we dont use TV Licence.   If that does help to warm up mean heating wont be on often this coming winter.  My current 2 all in one desk top computers give the living room around 1C warmer.  TV and PC does not use much electric.   All switch off at night as always or when we go out. 

If you're on electric heating, it doesn't make much difference whether the heat comes from an oven or a fan heater if the wattage is similar.  But the fan heater would be expected to distribute the heat around better, not let it all convect up to the ceiling - and gas is cheaper by a long way, so use it if you have it, assuming you don't have worries about fossil fuels.

I don't think the TV solution is on. As you say, TV & PC don't use much electricity, about 120 -150 watts. In my experience in a reasonably well insulated house when the gas boiler broke down, about ten times that was needed to keep a living room comfortable in cold weather.

You could always go back to 'when I were a lad' and plan for ice on the inside of bedroom windows to save energy. It was a common experience in the 1950s.

 

PS. For comparison, the resting human body produces about 100 watts of thermal energy, so pack your house with people. A party every night!

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#39 Posted : 21 May 2022 04:39:29(UTC)
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Much more pleasant yesterday thanks to the heavy cloud blotting out the sun for much of the day. 23C up, 21C down when I got in and a refreshing 19C by the time I went to bed a few hours later (with the windows all wide open in the meantime).

18C downstairs and 19C upstairs at the moment, perfect.

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#40 Posted : 21 May 2022 06:24:41(UTC)
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We've dropped a couple of degrees in the past 24 hours.

Hallway this morning sits at 20.7c.

Yesterday saw a lot of the residual warmth from previous days ebb away. It started at 22.4c but by mid afternoon it fell back to 21.6c. It was particularly cool outside with noon temperatures around 11c so as a result the damage wasn't too bad.

Some late afternoon sunshine and the cooker allowed things to rally, peaking at 22.0c but overnight has seen a slow but steady decline.

The sun's out this morning so hopefully the sun coming through the ENE facing windows will arrest the fall and hopefully add back a bit of early warmth.

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