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    central heating

    Posted by yougov on 29/9/2022, 11:01:36

    Has anyone switched it on yet?

    getting colder by the day and night
     Yes, I'm a rich Tory
     Yes, I'm a Champagne Socialist
     2 pairs of socks and long johns
     No and the wife is not happy
     Delaying until it gets frosty
     Only heating the living room
     Feeling smug with a wood burner
     Cut down other expenditure for heat
     Ignore cost, it won't last forever
     Que sera, sera
     

      Re: central heating

      Posted by J Block on 29/9/2022, 14:00:33, in reply to "central heating"

      i've had a dodgy gas meter for the last 4/5 years so luckily i don't have to pay for gas, so i have it on all the time when it gets chilly.

        Re: central heating

        Posted by pingu on 29/9/2022, 12:13:21, in reply to "central heating"

        right i have. got it on the highest setting, when it gets hot i open the windows for a bit.

          Re: central heating

          Posted by bbb on 29/9/2022, 12:17:29, in reply to "Re: central heating"

          🤣🤣💰💰💰

            Re: central heating

            Posted by pingu on 29/9/2022, 13:09:51, in reply to "Re: central heating"

            i aint sitting the cold boi!

              Re: central heating

              Posted by Hawkesworth on 29/9/2022, 14:32:49, in reply to "Re: central heating"

              I usually just burn any cash i have in the house in a gold bucket next to the tv

                Re: central heating

                Posted by pingu on 29/9/2022, 14:40:56, in reply to "Re: central heating"

                thats a waste, give it to me - ill piss it up the wall or buy clobber.

          Re: central heating

          Posted by since 63 on 29/9/2022, 12:05:11, in reply to "central heating"

          where is the option for "it's not cold enough to require heating the house" Mrs 63 is a northern lass, and they make tough up there.

            Wood Burner?

            Posted by Cuba on 29/9/2022, 11:34:35, in reply to "central heating"

            Does that work out cheaper?

            Was considering that myself.

              Re: Wood Burner?

              Posted by jimmyp on 29/9/2022, 13:46:02, in reply to "Wood Burner?"

              Depends. We've had that very discussion because on general principle I'm still wearing shorts and I'm not putting the heating on until we come back from Holibobs and it's November.

              At the moment, we're on a fixed rate from last November so the wood-burner's probably more expensive per day but we've only used it a few times in the last couple of weeks so even that would be borderline. If you're one of these chaps whose energy bills are the thick end of 5k a year it might even be cheaper to buy and install one and use that instead. Arguable how much less green, though.

              Cheers, Jim

                Re: Wood Burner?

                Posted by Cuba on 29/9/2022, 15:49:44, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                How much of the house does yours heat?

                Difficult question I appreciate but how many downstairs radiators is yours comparable to?

                  Re: Wood Burner?

                  Posted by jimmyp on 29/9/2022, 20:17:14, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                  As SP says, very well in the room it's in but it does trickle through after a while and took the edge off the chill all around quite a big house on quite a cold night, last night. But, then, a lot of the downstairs is open plan off the lounge (with the wood-burner) and there's another door that leads to the stairwell so straight up to the landing. Both of which help with transfer of heat to upstairs.

                  Plus we have the bizarre phenomenon whereby our bedroom is inexplicably several degrees hotter than anywhere else in the house. But that might just be me.

                  Probably not a long-term solution, 24/7, maybe just for a few hours in the evening as a halfway measure. But then it your boiler has heated a tank of water, just for hot water, how much more is it costing to send it round the radiators?

                  Cheers, Jim

                    Re: Wood Burner?

                    Posted by Cuba on 29/9/2022, 21:05:22, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                    Your house sounds a lot like mine!

                    Ok, going to look at this and am getting some quotes.

                    Thank you for the advice.

                Re: Wood Burner?

                Posted by Andy Cappucino on 29/9/2022, 12:08:39, in reply to "Wood Burner?"

                Not sure if a log burner is cheaper than gas fired CH, would be interested to know. I doubt that log burners will be permitted too much longer, due the environmental impacts, the particulates in cities are a big health issue apparently. So I would be careful about lashing out money on a new log burner.

                  Re: Wood Burner?

                  Posted by Suffolk Punch on 29/9/2022, 17:23:02, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                  Wood burners are a pollution problem in cities because people burn softwood pallets, chipboard, and any old crap they find in a skip. Where we live, decent seasoned logs are easily obtainable, but they're not cheap any more. I supplement the logs with smokeless fuel - which is now 15 a half hundredweight as opposed to less than 10 last year. Fortunately I had the foresight to buy 4 tons before it went up.

                  Ours only heats the room it's in, but the heat gradually filters to the next if the door's left open. Their major disadvantage is that you often have to relight them in the morning, and you do need to keep them topped up every couple of hours. Not to mention lugging the fuel from the woodshed every day.

                  Re: Wood Burner?

                  Posted by forester on 29/9/2022, 11:59:32, in reply to "Wood Burner?"

                  yes, cheaper but it takes 50 years to grow the tree

                    Re: Wood Burner?

                    Posted by since 63 on 29/9/2022, 12:01:27, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                    as against the time for natural gas, and coal to be produced.

                      Re: Wood Burner?

                      Posted by crumpsall on 29/9/2022, 12:03:50, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                      Splendid response 63! Whereas wind and solar power are instant, and infinite....we just need to find ways to make them more efficient. Wave power in this island nation too, though I believe we're a long way from developing a good system for that.

                        Re: Wood Burner?

                        Posted by since 63 on 29/9/2022, 12:11:10, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                        totally agree Mr crumps, things in renewable energy are improving all the time. I am not sure it is viable, but underwater turbines capturing the energy from the current and maybe the New Rolls Royce micro nuclear power generators may also come to fruition (the waste product would still be a problem)

                          Re: Wood Burner?

                          Posted by thomas cook on 29/9/2022, 12:07:49, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                          A simplistic view is that letting the tide turn turbines can't be that much dissimilar to windmills. It's bi-directional, 24 hours a day and as long as the moon is there, infinite. Perhaps a change in the direction of investment is the solution.

                            Re: Wood Burner?

                            Posted by Captain Pugwash on 29/9/2022, 16:53:39, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                            I think the problem is corrosion and maintenance of moving parts.

                            Also not too sure about the minced fish

                          Re: Wood Burner?

                          Posted by Nearly a Genius on 29/9/2022, 12:02:44, in reply to "Re: Wood Burner?"

                          And still emits harmful emissions into the atmosphere

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