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Ideal room temperature?

Bettahm
Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
Down to 15 (or 59) in here
Heating on!

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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,635 Pioneering
  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
    rebel11 said:
    Thanks for that
    Trying to tough it out this morning but just too cold, even layered up.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    If it goes below 18 indoors I turn the heating on. I'm usually fine till 16, but it shouldn't really stay below 18 during the day. My partner also feels the cold more than I do.

    During the summer I prefer things to stay around 21 if possible, 23 I start to feel too warm.
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,061 Disability Gamechanger
    I read that 17 is the optimum temp for working

    I think the best temp is whatever you prefer though

    I prefer to be cold than too hot
  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
    If it goes below 18 indoors I turn the heating on. I'm usually fine till 16, but it shouldn't really stay below 18 during the day. My partner also feels the cold more than I do.

    During the summer I prefer things to stay around 21 if possible, 23 I start to feel too warm.
    This is a cold old house with penetrating damp and possibly the damp makes it feel colder? Not sure on that. Getting towards the time when the heating will go on 24/7 Even then it stays around 20 (68) but that's fine.
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,635 Pioneering
    66Mustang said:
    I read that 17 is the optimum temp for working

    I think the best temp is whatever you prefer though

    I prefer to be cold than too hot
    Some people aren't aware of the temperature because of illnesses etc. So they need the temperature to be controlled to stay safe. 


  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,294 Disability Gamechanger
    We don't use our timer but at night we have the stat set at 16 degrees and if its a cold day 18 or 19 we also have TRV's on our rads which means we aren't heating unused rooms.
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,228 Disability Gamechanger
    When i came downstairs this morning my living room was 18 degrees, far too cold for me! I put the heating on and within about an hour it reached 20 degrees. When the weather gets a little colder i will keep the heating on 24/7 but set the thermostat at 20 degrees. This way it goes on and off when needed. 

    Usually at night when i'm in bed i will lower it to about 18 degrees, if i turned it off completely my living room would be unbearable when i get up. Cold weather affects my health conditions so much.

    I have a heated throw that i often use in the evenings if my legs are cold.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    edited October 2023
    Ours is entirely based on a time program but I wish it was based on a thermostat, or I could set a timer to automatically turn it off if I need it on at a non-scheduled time. With my ADHD I can sometimes forget to turn it off and it's only once it's too hot I've realised (and then it gets even hotter as the radiators stay warm for quite some time).
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,294 Disability Gamechanger
    We have an 8 month old puppy that keeps the bed warm, mind you it also takes up half my side of the bed she's grown so much.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,339 Scope online community team
    Our cat (it's her first time experiencing British winter), has taken to nosing her way under the covers at night. That or she pats me on the head without claws if she can't find a way to nose her way under.
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,555 Disability Gamechanger
    I do envy those with timers and thermostats.  Just have storage heaters here so I have to predict the weather 3 days in advance...  :D  

    I did put one on last week when we had a cold snap, but have had to switch off again in the milder weather as I can't tolerate excess heat.  Artificial heat seems to feel even worse than summer heat for me.

    I have had to start wearing a jumper indoors though...and fighting sleeves with every task, trying to keep them rolled up instead of dangling in the sink!  :#
  • michael57
    michael57 Community member Posts: 164 Pioneering
    being an old retired herdsperson i was used to milking in the cold and working in it am still sleeping with just a sheet for cover and the bedroom window open and still wake up in the night sweating dawnie has her own bedroom lol she does not do well in the cold bless her 
  • Bettahm
    Bettahm Community member Posts: 1,439 Disability Gamechanger
    michael57 said:
    being an old retired herdsperson i was used to milking in the cold and working in it am still sleeping with just a sheet for cover and the bedroom window open and still wake up in the night sweating dawnie has her own bedroom lol she does not do well in the cold bless her 
    Wow! They dont make 'em like you any more!
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,635 Pioneering
    I do envy those with timers and thermostats.  Just have storage heaters here so I have to predict the weather 3 days in advance...  :D  

    I did put one on last week when we had a cold snap, but have had to switch off again in the milder weather as I can't tolerate excess heat.  Artificial heat seems to feel even worse than summer heat for me.

    I have had to start wearing a jumper indoors though...and fighting sleeves with every task, trying to keep them rolled up instead of dangling in the sink!  :#
    @OverlyAnxious

    See if you can get your heating upgraded, through Government Schemes. You shouldn't have to weather watch as such.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,294 Disability Gamechanger
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Community member Posts: 2,555 Disability Gamechanger
    rebel11 said:
    I do envy those with timers and thermostats.  Just have storage heaters here so I have to predict the weather 3 days in advance...  :D  

    I did put one on last week when we had a cold snap, but have had to switch off again in the milder weather as I can't tolerate excess heat.  Artificial heat seems to feel even worse than summer heat for me.

    I have had to start wearing a jumper indoors though...and fighting sleeves with every task, trying to keep them rolled up instead of dangling in the sink!  :#
    @OverlyAnxious

    See if you can get your heating upgraded, through Government Schemes. You shouldn't have to weather watch as such.
    There's no gas or oil here so electric storage heating is the only option.  I couldn't cope with workmen in anyway.  (Also meaning I couldn't cope with a yearly gas check!) 

    Just hoping there's a better heating system fitted if I can move to a more suitable property in future...ideally combined with air conditioning for summer...
  • steve69
    steve69 Community member Posts: 45 Courageous
    We can have the heating on permanently and it never goes above 17C.
    Tend to use one room with the fire lit and a few knitted blankets!Old stone cottage,lovely in the summer mind!
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,494 Disability Gamechanger
    Aww bless you @steve69 . Take care. 
  • Crazyone
    Crazyone Scope Member Posts: 17 Courageous
    Last winter my thermostat was set to 14 degrees, I literally could not afford to set it any higher (I was on the 'wrong' kind of means tested benefits so didn't get the COL payments). I only turn it up to that as far into December as I can get it which last year was shortly before Christmas and it is turned back down to under 10 degrees by the end of February. It is currently set at 8 degrees to prevent it coming on just yet but then it doesn't feel cold enough to really need the heating on yet anyway.

    I feel the cold, middle son who lives with me as my full time carer does not (he still had the fan on in his bedroom two nights ago!). I got through last winter with an extra fleece blanket over my quilt on the bed, a bed cardigan, a wheat bag (or two) and two cats snuggling up and downstairs, a fake Oodie type thing, a quilt on the sofa with a fleece blanket over that.

    It actually wasn't as miserable as that sounds, for the most part with all the layers from the quilts and blankets and the snuggling cats, I was quite snug and warm.

    My room thermometer died a death in the spring so I haven't a clue what the current temperature is in my bedroom.

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