What temperature have you set the thermostat on your heating at?

(129 Posts)
ja9 Tue 21-Oct-08 22:10:41

just wondering if there is a norm for this time of yr...

IWipeArses Thu 10-Jan-13 20:29:54

I think your thermostat must be wonky. If baby is cold, put some more clothes on them, must safer, and cheaper.

teenmum1995 Thu 10-Jan-13 19:23:28

Iwipearses - yes I'm in the UK, and my midwife was giving advice based on what I was telling her - my baby only has a good night sleep when the heating is on that high, I tried it on 20 but she kept waking up every hour. I was advised to keep it on 25 if it works well for us, and daytime I could have it on 30 if that makes us happy.

digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 13:36:41

Older radiators emit a strong radiant heat fron the front panel, and stay hot longer after heat goes off. My 4 year-old new large finned radiators emit no significant radiant heat and cool down rapidly when heat goes off. My 4 year-old condensing combi boiler also modulates the flame and heat down to practically tepid radiator temp. Keeps the air temp in room constant but as the rads get cooler so do I and my visitors.
They called off coming to me this Xmas < sad face>. Stat at 22, boiler on Max.

IWipeArses Thu 10-Jan-13 12:29:03

Then your midwife is giving advice that contradicts safe sleeping advice for SIDS. Are you in the UK teenmum?

teenmum1995 Thu 10-Jan-13 11:14:07

23 is only a comfortable temperature. I have mine on 30 daytime and 25 at night. Both me and baby are fine. Midwife said this is a good temperature.

Pendipidy Thu 10-Jan-13 11:00:01

When i say 15-17 that is what the thermostat in the hall is set at. However, it is not that temperature. I don't know why i would imagine the actual temp is more like 18-20 judging by the temp in my parents house and what their thermostat says. For some reason our house is really warm when ours is set low and on all the time . We wear just t shirts Etc inside and the rooms are warmer than all my friends houses. Strange!

IWipeArses Thu 10-Jan-13 10:55:34

Actually anything over 20 is considered too warm for a babies bedroom, over 22 as potentially dangerous.

MirandaWest Thu 10-Jan-13 10:53:46

Why is 23 a minimum? My heating is less than that and nothing bad seems to have happened yet.

IWipeArses Thu 10-Jan-13 10:53:35

Gas condensing boiler. Radiators are all normal, but a random assortment, some have thermostats.

IWipeArses Thu 10-Jan-13 10:44:44

teenmum, why should 23 be minimum???

digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 10:44:34

IWipeArses
What type of heating do you have and what type of radiators?

SamSmalaidh Thu 10-Jan-13 10:39:21

18 in the day, 16 at night. Often put it up to 20 if it's chilly though.

IWipeArses Thu 10-Jan-13 10:36:37

I have my heating on 22 lately and it is too warm. I'm putting more clothes on the baby and turning the heating down. Healthier and more economic.

teenmum1995 Thu 10-Jan-13 10:27:29

Pendipidy
15-17 is far too cold!! In winter you could catch hypothermia and in summer its not even comfortable. Minimum all year round should be 23 but I have mine higher as I like to be really warm.

teenmum1995 Thu 10-Jan-13 10:02:06

Horatiawinwood
The temperature in the baby's bedroom never reaches 25, the thermostat is in the living room but the bedrooms are about 20. I leave it on 25 so its nice and warm when I get up.

digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 10:01:02

Do you mean the boiler is in your bedroom ? Or the hot water tank?
The new condensing boilers do not give off any heat, and the combis, don't even have hot water pipes in the walls leading to a hot water tank, as hot water tanks are obsolete with combis < and cold water tanks as all come from the mains> The new boilers have a reduced maximum out put too - all due to the new energy saving concept.
Last year I paid £42 per month for gas, but did put the stat up to 23 at times in the winter

Skivvytomany Thu 10-Jan-13 09:37:04

Mines is set at 20 and it's on from 7am till 9pm. I don't have it on at night as I hate being hot at night and the boiler cupboards in my bedroom and is quite noisy. I pay about £50 a month for gas which doesn't seem too bad.

digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 09:24:34

The new energy saving concept, also advises not letting the room temp go to low in the night as when it comes back on, on full power, it uses more in an hour than a few hours on low< still unconvinced>.

digerd Thu 10-Jan-13 09:19:01

15 -17 c is much too cold if you are sitting most of the time. But depends on the radiant mean.
Same house, same insulation and with my old radiators 22 c was summer heatwave type of heat, but with pure convection 22c is only warm enough with a thick cardigan on!!
Mine also goes on and off but for only 5 mins at a time, but the boiler reduces its flame and heat of the water reduces from 65c to 38c in the radiators once target has been reached, and room temp remains constant all day at 21 and rises < programmed to do so on stat> to 22 at 7.30 -10pm.
Accoreing to the energy saving boffins, this is the best method of energy saving < not convinced face>
Last night went down to just 0, and front room sank from 22 to 17.6c
after heating went off for the night.

P.s. you cant be saving money compared to me if your heating is on all night and mine is off.

That's apparently a myth.

Pendipidy Thu 10-Jan-13 07:55:42

We have ours on 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is set to between 15 and 17 in the day up or down as needed, mostly lower though, and 15 at night. Our house is lovely and warm, i don't like the cold. It is more economical to leave it on all the time.

25 is too hot for a baby's bedroom. I hope that baby is suitably underdressed.

TheJanuaryProject Wed 09-Jan-13 22:54:40

Ours is set at around 21/22. We have it on timed sessions. I've tried having it lower but the heating just doesn't come on. Our living room insulation is terrible and I just couldn't sit at home all bundled up in fleeces or jumpers - I get really uncomfortable in heavy layers.

digerd Wed 09-Jan-13 22:27:08

Much colder tonight - 0 c now and grass frosty already. lowest last night in my front room - warmest- was 19c min out was +7. Heat went off 15 mins ago and room already lost 2c. Convector radiators have no radiant heat from the front panel as the older ones did, and fail to warm the walls and surfaces <and human bodies >as my 50 year-old radiators did.
SE UK.

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