Will You be using your Heating this winter

  woodchip 19:12 09 Oct 2012

If so take a look hear, this may be the first of many

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  Nontek 19:20 09 Oct 2012

Yep, I certainly will, in fact I have started already by turning on one of my over-night heaters and have started using my electric blanket again. I do feel the cold a lot and I hate it.

Of course it is no surprise that all the major providers will be increasing their profits, not a lot we can do about it, and they know that! People may say 'Switch', but what's the point when they will all be increasing the prices as usual.

Anyway, I had a recent windfall on UK lottery, so I will be fine, at least for this winter - will probably have spent it all by the following winter.

  wee eddie 20:02 09 Oct 2012

Woolly Jumpers are coming back into fashion!

  wee eddie 20:05 09 Oct 2012

Of course I shall be.

However I shall be reducing my background temperature from it's current setting of 16/17' to about 15'C and wearing sensible clothing around the house.

  morddwyd 20:07 09 Oct 2012

That's not up to me, it's up to my thermostat!

  Bing.alau 20:22 09 Oct 2012

I've had my heating on for a couple of weeks now. It comes on for a couple of hours in the mornings and a couple of hours at night. Providing the winter does not get really bad that should be enough for the rest of the time too.

I have had my house winterised with the double glazing and loft insulation and wall insulation and that does help a lot.

Sometimes I think back to the days when we had to get up in the mornings and light the one fire in the house with newspaper and sticks and coal. It took ages to get that one room warm. Then at night we had old army greatcoats over our beds and hot water bottles in them, until we got really modern and bought electric blankets. All together now "Those were the days, my friend. I thought they'd never end etc...".

  Nontek 20:30 09 Oct 2012

**"Those were the days, my friend. I thought they'd never end etc...". Like this post**

I'm glad they did though! I certainly remember, especially in the air raid shelter in the back garden!

  Nontek 20:32 09 Oct 2012

Hmm, dunno where, Like this post** came from.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:31 09 Oct 2012

Already had notice of a 9% rise in gas price and 12% in electricity starting from the 15th.

Hoping the energy efficient new boiler offsets the increase.

I have full double glazing, 18" loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. Other than emigrate to warmer climes I'm not sure what else I can do?

  Forum Editor 22:48 09 Oct 2012

I'm thanking my lucky stars that my wife kept on at me to sign up for a dual fuel scheme which guarantees us no rise in prices before March 2014. We signed with EDF last September.

  Forum Editor 22:50 09 Oct 2012

*Fruit Bat /\0/*

"Other than emigrate to warmer climes I'm not sure what else I can do?"

You could insulate your ground floor suspended timber floors if you have any.

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