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17 or less 2 9.52%
18 4 19.05%
19 5 23.81%
20 2 9.52%
21 4 19.05%
22 0 0%
23 or more 1 4.76%
other 3 14.29%
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What do you, as standard, have your house thermostat set to?
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Voted other as every radiator has its own TRV which are set to suit the room but have numbers not degrees so am not sure the actual values. The room stat is wired as a low temperature stat (to over ride the time clock) and is set at 10 degrees
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21 during the day 23 at night.
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Ours is set manually each time you turn it on... tend to put it on about 22 or 23 when i want to make it warm... but then turn it right down to 13 when I want it off completely
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If I set it, 19. If others get at it 22 (and rising if I'm not there).
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The reason I started this thread (and the other one) is that our first house had no stat, just a timer. The current house has one, but it is sensibly placed in the hall - which had no radiator and was the coldest place in the house. So it was redundant, it never switched the heating off, so we might as well have just had a timer.

Last spring we fitted a radiator in there, so it is now possible to control the heating via thermostat, but I have never been sure what's a reasonable figure.

Have settled on 19 - and it seems to work well. Instead of knocking the heating on for an hour when you're cold, then ending up hot, I've had it on for whole evenings the last few days, and it's maintained a lovely comfortable temperature.

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Voted other as every radiator has its own TRV which are set to suit the room but have numbers not degrees so am not sure the actual values. The room stat is wired as a low temperature stat (to over ride the time clock) and is set at 10 degrees
This, but my stat is on the boiler and goes from low to high so I have no way of telling the exact temperature in degrees, I just set it to what's comfortable
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19 to 21 is optimum.

Can't believe anyone goes over 21.
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Not too sure, must look at the red mark I have made on the disc?

So, checked it,22c, maintains a nice room temperature all day and all night long?

TRV in the bedroom is set at 3.2 on the Danfoss scale, about 71F which we find just about right.

We don't have much to speak of in respect of natural bodily insulation, and just eat moderately sized meals.


We are quite happy and content with life too?

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Sorry chaps, ticked the wrong box, it should of been the 22 one!
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Something I do not comprehend, and this applies to cars as well, is that when it is cold people set the heating to a temperature that if it was during the summer they would put on the air conditioning to cool down (if they have it). When it is hot weather they put the air con on a setting that if was winter they'd put the heating on!
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We did not have a thermostat on our system. We bought the house just over a year ago and just relied on the boiler running when we were home.

Problem is that it would never switch off and I suspected that in the milder winter months it was costing a fortune.

However, our main living area needed 6000BTUs but the rads only output a combined 3000!
Last Sunday I upped this by replacing one of the rads with a much bigger double sided twin convector to a combined 7000 and we have also installed Nest Thermostat (couldn't resist a gadget for it!)

It still costs a lot to run and keep warm all day. We had Smart Meters install and you can see that it can cost over 6 a day (weekends) when it is really cold but I don't have enough data to establish whether this is consistent.

I am already geeky/sad enough with an overly complex spreadsheet with all the values.

As we get to the warmer days at least the boiler will know when to shut off and stop wasting gas!

Anyway, in answer to your question, 19C.


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Generally about 15 - 16 when at home in the evenings, may be a bit more if I am working from home.

Before I go to bed, I put it down to about 13 - 14.

And you call us soft southerners!

Edit - and before this winter, we used to turn it off at night and only have it on in the evenings!
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With the name starkers, I assumed you'd have your heating on high.

I don't think you can judge someone's nesh level on just thermostat. You need a combo of thermostat and timer for the full story.
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On at 19 whenever its needed. Anything under that and I really notice it, my sister has hers set at 17 and I always feel uncomfortably chilly. I usually put on an extra layer or moan and whine until she turns the thermostat up !
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