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Half (50 per cent) of all UK householders think it’s cheaper to leave their home heating on all day

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Which? David

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30-Jan-14 10:54

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... than turning the heating on or off and up or down when required. And other interesting findings from Installer mag. ...

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John Creasey - Boiler Installation & Service, Gas & Heating Maintenance

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30-Jan-14 12:11

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More consumers should read the rest of the article - the 'click' on other interesting findings bit.

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Which? David

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31-Jan-14 12:40

Really is a fascinating read. Good for trader's to read and understand where we mortals are coming from too. I previously thought leaving temp on low all day through winter was a good idea!

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GreenstarColchester

Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex

8-Feb-14 22:23

only turn your heating on, when you need it ;) (uswitch.com)

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AlecMorrow

Holloway, London

11-Feb-14 07:36

it all depends on hours of usage...In a one bedroom flat with one person out to work every day, it will be less expensive than leaving the heating on, but many houses especially of older people are occupied almost 24/7.. as a rule of thumb turn it off if the house is empty for more than 6 hours...other wise turn it down....

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Which? David

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12-Feb-14 10:12

Sound advice. Will follow the six hour rule of thumb!

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MsSupertech

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16-Feb-14 23:43

Unfortunately the link won't open for me.... Surely the level of insulation must be taken into account? My solid walled end-of-terrace loses heat quite quickly whereas my previous flat, insulated to modern standards, obviously lost heat far more slowly. In the flat there wasn't much to be saved by turning the heat off. Leaving the heat on in this house if it's unoccupied for any length of time is akin to throwing fivers out of the windows. During the day we don't heat the house even when we're at home unless it's VERY cold outside. we just wear a fleece. It goes off overnight too - an extra lightweight duvet does the trick when it's freezing outside.

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17-Feb-14 10:02

Morning MsSupertech. Here's the url of the original link http://www.installeronline.co.uk/householders-think-its-cheaper-to-leave-heating-on-all-day-at-low-temperature/

My flat also loses heat as it's the last on the entire road. The wind shoots up the hill from the Thames and hits our bedroom/bathroom wall. Fleece and extra lightweight duvet also what we do at ours!

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