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Nanderin Sun 16-Aug-20 07:32:09

Hi everyone has any had their heating on yet.

BlueBelle Sun 16-Aug-20 07:46:25

Good grief no we re in high 20 degrees still

Beechnut Sun 16-Aug-20 07:55:01

Definitely not. I haven’t started wearing a cardigan yet.

Grannynannywanny Sun 16-Aug-20 07:59:00

I’ve not had mine on since Feb in an attempt to reduce my bills. It was a challenge in the first few months when the weather was very cold but I soon got used to it. I use my trusted fleece throw in the evenings.

sodapop Sun 16-Aug-20 08:19:39

Heavens to Murgatroyd We have fans going almost 24/7 can't even think about heating for ages yet.
Must admit though I like colder weather and can't wait for Autumn.

BlueBelle Sun 16-Aug-20 08:20:44

I don’t have central heating so when it’s cold enough I use my gas fire which throws out a lovely heat or a hottie bottle and blanket But rarely before October
Are you living somewhere very cold Nandarin like the outer Hebrides although I believe they ve got lovely weather there too be interesting to hear why you ve asked that question

LullyDully Sun 16-Aug-20 08:25:49

Too hot and humid, even with the rain down south. Phew.

Pittcity Sun 16-Aug-20 08:28:58

No. We are thinking of investing in air con.

tanith Sun 16-Aug-20 08:30:27

No! It’s stifling even though it’s overcast and damp.

Franbern Sun 16-Aug-20 08:49:28

My living room thermometer is showing 24 even with patio door open!!!

ninathenana Sun 16-Aug-20 09:07:21

No way, I'm waiting for the air cooler I ordered to arrive. Meanwhile we have fans on 24/7 and the patio doors wide open.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Sun 16-Aug-20 09:12:43

Blimey, you must be joking. The sun hasn't really been out for the last couple of days but it's still humid and sticky here in the East Midlands. I'll put it on when it gets cold. I can't bear to be too hot anyway so this summer has been unbearable at times.

Jaxjacky Sun 16-Aug-20 09:16:11

Nope, still in shorts and t shirt in south Hampshire.

Charleygirl5 Sun 16-Aug-20 09:23:02

Where do you live? Until yesterday it has been 34C here and today a cooler 24C. I have the kitchen door wide open trying to get any draught available.

This is mid August I believe, not January.

BlueBelle Sun 16-Aug-20 09:24:49

I would be interested to know where nanderine lives ?
I m still in shorts and t shirt and expect to be for another month hopefully

henetha Sun 16-Aug-20 09:59:25

Seriously? It's been tropical in Devon. No heating hopefully until October at least.

Marydoll Sun 16-Aug-20 10:54:55

Posters need to remember that not all us in the UK have been experiencing extremely warm weather.
We haven't really had a summer at all here😒 and it's quite a legitimate question about having the heating on.
It's really cool here in Glasgow this morning.🥶😀, so could I respectfully ask that you all stop rubbing it in about how hot it is and share some of your good weather with up north. 😉

Aldom Sun 16-Aug-20 11:02:31

Marydol my thoughts exactly. Gillybob also mentions the 'non existent summer'. I'm in the south, but there was a short period between the glorious spring weather and the start of the hot, humid summer weather, when it rained for days on end and was very cold too. I remember giving in on a couple of days, from mid afternoon and throughout the evening, and using the central heating.

EllanVannin Sun 16-Aug-20 11:17:12

Mine was on for a couple of nights before the hotter weather kicked in, which our max has been about 25 given that the NW and certainly upwards suffer from more than our fair share of cold weather for most of the year.

To have heat from it having been so cold, even 25 degrees is boiling hot and welcome. Those who've had it really hot will suffer greatly once the temperature drops because it was so hot beyond 30 degrees, you'll feel the cold more.

Barmeyoldbat Sun 16-Aug-20 11:44:34

Did think about it last night wile watching the telly but opted for a hot water bottle and blanket instead. Live in North Somerset.

mrswoo Sun 16-Aug-20 12:06:16

I'm in the NE and it's cold enough to put the heating on. We are having work done in the garden and our doors are open front and back as the workmen come back and forth with paving slabs, etc etc etc. Unfortunately we dont have a side entrance.
I'm currently wearing a long sleeve thermal vest, tee shirt and sweater to try and keep warm.

Franbern Sun 16-Aug-20 13:16:13

Barneyoldbat -I also live in North Somerset. Last night I had my Patio door open until I went to bed, have kept windows open throughout my flat for weeks now. Window bedroom wide open, Only using a sheet to sleep under and had fan on when I first went to bed. Perhaps you have a microclimate where you live.

Helen657 Sun 16-Aug-20 14:04:09

I’ve just given in and put my heating on for a 30 minute boost. It’s 16 degrees here in Yorkshire and I’m wearing leggings, a long sleeved T-shirt and a fleecy gilet!

Chewbacca Sun 16-Aug-20 14:08:57

Can't remember the last time I put the heating on...... April maybe? Thermostat is set to come on automatically if the room temperature falls below 20 degrees but it's not fallen below that yet. And it's very warm again here today. ☀️

Esspee Sun 16-Aug-20 14:28:08

Surely heating should be on permanently with thermostat controls and a timer so that it automatically comes on if cold.
That is how I have always worked my heating (and central air conditioning when living in the tropics).