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View Poll Results: Hours per day heating is set to be on
0-1 hour 4 13.33%
Move than 1 hour -> 2 hours 0 0%
More than 2 hours -> 3 hours 1 3.33%
More than 3 hours -> 4 hours 2 6.67%
More than 4 hours -> 6 hours 5 16.67%
More than 6 hours but not constant 7 23.33%
Leave on all the time - let thermostat deal with it 9 30.00%
other 2 6.67%
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How long does your heating stay on for according to the automatic settings?

Don't count manually over-riding it in winter, or turning it off altogether (if you do) in summer.
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Surely that is just dependant on the thermostat

We had our boiler replaced last year and changed the thermostat for a programmable one, it just works by temp set at specific times. To save coming on and off all the time ours I am pretty sure works within one degree of the set temperature. If set to 20C it will come on at 19.5C and not go off until 20.5C

One thing we did though as winter set in was crank up the boiler temperature for the heating (it's a combi so has setting for the radiators and hot water) Through summer it was set to 60C and we cranked it up to 70C, this has made a difference to how quick the house heats up.

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Leave it to the room thermostat, with the heating on 24hrs.

We had the annual safety check and service on our boiler and all other gas appliances just yesterday, with a clean bill of health issued in all respects.

Nice and cosy here and the missus who does all of the accountancy says we are getting through this winter so far with favourably moderate expense?
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About 2 hrs in the morning and 4 in the evening. But I manually overide it a fair bit at the moment, and I usually turn it off for a bit in summer (then turn it straight back on 'cos Yorkshire summers can be quite nippy to someone born on the south coast!).
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Like Eddie and Mark, I think. New boiler and all radiators upgraded last year, programmable system so it is on different times during the week versus weekend. During the week it is less than 2 hours in the morning and about 4 in the evening with the thermostat regulating it. Less time on Saturday as we're more likely to be out, longer on Sunday. So I've voted other as we aren't consistent.
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Always on.

Thermostat gets set to 21 when we Mrs Pat gets home, I set it back to 16 about an hour before bed. So between 10pm and 6pm the next day it stays there. During the summer it is left at 16 and does not come on.
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We don't like bedrooms too warm (can't sleep) so ours goes down to just above the anti-frost level after 10pm.
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Being at home all day the heating is on from 6am to 10pm but the boiler is controlled with a Danfoss Boiler Energy Manager which uses an outside thermostat and a stat on the pipework. The radiators all have TRV and the BEM controls the boiler to provide a mean flow temperature (by only running the boiler at intervals) which is dependent on the outside temperature. As the outside gets colder the mean flow temperature rises so that below 0 centigrade it matches the boiler output
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Being at home all day the heating is on from 6am to 10pm but the boiler is controlled with a Danfoss Boiler Energy Manager which uses an outside thermostat and a stat on the pipework. The radiators all have TRV and the BEM controls the boiler to provide a mean flow temperature (by only running the boiler at intervals) which is dependent on the outside temperature. As the outside gets colder the mean flow temperature rises so that below 0 centigrade it matches the boiler output
That all sounds very technical.....
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No idea tbh... we turn ours on manually when we want to?
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Should there be a difference between an oil boiler and a gas one? Home heating oil where i live, ....it would be cheaper to run a V12 beauty, than run an oil boiler 24/7!
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Always like the walls and floor to stay warm (storage thermalite blocks) and it takes more energy to heat cold water initially than it does to keep warmer water warm dunnit'?

Leave the booger on full time yer' stingy old gits!

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Think I might be a mingebag. Ours is on for only an hour in the morning before we wake up, and an hour in the evening before we get back from work as standard.

We do knock it back on in the evening though if it gets chilly.
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Six hours in the afternoon through to night time just before bed

No need to have it come on in the morning as I'm straight out to work and Mrs HM is still toasty in bed
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You're all too pampered. Growing up we had the one coal fire (actually coalite or coke, not coal as it was in the Clean Air Act region). Not uncommon to wake up to ice on the inside of the Crittall windows (dreadful things). This was in the soft south so no idea what it was like in the 'ard north and Scotland. My fairly modern house has 45cm. of loft insulation, floating floors resting on polystyrene blocks, double-glazing and cavity wall insulation so even with the heating off it rarely drops below 16*C.
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Looks like we could be classed as profligate energy users - our heating's on from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
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I just set mine to 19 degrees and leave it on constantly.
 
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