Lounge temperature

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  1. Timwithtelly

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    Now that it's getting proper cold outside... what temperature is your lounge?

    I hate being hot, so have set mine to 16 degrees, which is only a blanket throw away from me feeling sweaty.

    Old boy down the road has his set at mid 20s - feels like a furnace when I knock to check on him.

    I'm guessing most people are somewhere between these "extremes"?

    Think the news said to be at 18 degrees minimum if you're a bit old or ill in this weather?

    So, what's your lounge temperature (no prize for the highest, mind).
     
  2. Hixs

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    Kitchen/diner is toasty. Both the wood stove and wood cooker are on. Easy high 20s in there. Lounge is prob not much above 15/16c currently as it hasn't been heated yet today.
     
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    Room temperature :D aka 20 deg C
     
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    Around 20 to 21 degrees C. Like the OP I don't like being too hot.

    When the in-laws come, they are always too cold, but then they were when at BIL's house a couple of Christmas's back, didn't seem to realise that four other adults and three young kids found the temperature comfortable!

    I really hate the bedroom being too warm, much more than the lounge.
     
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    It's 24c in the Front Room at the moment but my bedroom has the radiator off in there (the 2 in the boys room are on 5 full) we only sleep under a 4.5 tog wool duvet and we find that too hot even in this weather, it's bonkers hot in Spring/Summer/Autumn in this house.

    Front Room Temp.jpg
     
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    Our new thermostat is useless in that the dial with the pointer doesnt have any form of homing mechanism so can be put on in any place (ie you can pull it off and put it pointing at 5C or 25C or 40C) so knowing what temp it actually is is hard.

    I'd guess the thermostat is set to around 23C however it is on an interior wall inside a bookshelf but the otherside of the room is floor/ceiling windows for 90% of its length so whilst it may be around 23C by the thermostat its probably more like 20C by the windows.
     
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    Outdoor worker and currently 14.5.

    Mind you the new Worcester boiler costs a fortune to run, biggest pile of fudge I have ever purchased.
     
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    According to Hive lowest this week has been 18.96 degrees highest has been 22.12.

    Average about 21.1 since 1st January
     
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    22 in lounge - radiator only
    24 in kitchen - underfloor and rad with air thermostat
    24 in bathroom -underfloor and towel rad with air thermostat
    20 in main bedroom - underfloor with air thermostat
    14 in conseveratory Air Con only but was 22 earlier as I was working in there today as the office was closed.
    14 in the porch underfloor with air thermostat

    No idea at all for other two bedrooms, bathroom or den as they are rads only, no idea for for stairs and landing either as they only have electric heaters at top and bottom, both of which have been on since 7am.

    According to the smart meter spent £12 today on gas electricity (although as I was working from home I took opportunity to the three washes, three tumble dryer spins and two dish washer turns. School shut and Mrs not working either and we have an rspca cat in kitten which (apparently) needs to have a toastie warm room as well

    Minus 5 to minus 3 today where we are
     
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    Lounge = 20 deg C.

    Bedrooms are kept cooler at about 17 deg C.

    Gas boiler off during the night (even in this weather) because the internal walls of the house have double-thickness brick walls which hold the heat.

    (All the radiators are thermostatically controlled)
     
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    20-20.5 degrees
     
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    Yesss I’m in your temperature gang:laugh:
     
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    17c in my room currently. i've a cosy gown on so 17 is alright.
     
  15. Loopthrough

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    Does this really matter?
    I have a very high body temperature (people have always told me that), so I prefer 20 degrees or under and only to have heating on in short bursts. I'm the kinda guy who only wears light clothes all year round.
     
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    It matters if you are wasting energy unnecessarily.
     
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    20 degree min all over new house £3 on electric plus some oil i guess

    New build cosiest house ever had love it
     
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    Stat set at 18..... not sure what actual temperatures are around the place but am sat in my vest and t shirt plus jeans....... It isn’t stuffy which is a bonus with my bad chest
    Normally I have a window open but its just wasted gas!!!!!!
    Cheap as chips heating my new place though tbh.... might just open that window for a breath
     
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    My living room stat is set to 19° although I'm not sure how accurate it actually is.

    Just checked with a meat? thermometer, room is 20.2° and according to the laser thermometer the surfaces vary from 17-22 with the projector exhaust a toasty 43° [emoji33]
     
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    17 degrees and if we are cold out come the fleece blankets hate a really hot house
     
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    21 in the lounge , 18 in bedrooms.
     
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    17.1 in the lounge right now (30 mins before heating goes off for the night)
    Can't get any warmer unless do something dramatic.
    I would feel cold, but have got many multiple layers of clothing on all over, so it's compensated.
     
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    So many factors to take into account in this. Outside temperature, level of insulation, terraced semi or detached house, location, age, mobility, general health.....the list goes on.
     
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    Give it a few months and I'll be complaining how familiar hot it is!
    But seriously, I think loft insulation and at some point new modern radiators are on the cards. It's just the disruption of doing either means it's easy to just put it off.
    Oh and rooms were about 13.5 c this morning.
    Thank god god I'm at work now as it's 25.6 where I am sitting right now!
     
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    At night 14 - 15. During the day average would be around 17 - 18 I would imagine. We only have one zone, so this is for the whole house.

    We don't have the heating on full day, just use the boost option for 30 min if we feel cold
     
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    My living room reached 23 at it's peak last night which is hotter than I like it. Thermostat on the landing was set to 17.5 but the living room holds heat far better than anywhere else in the house. It's small, completely shut off from the rest of the house and I have a plasma telly (doubles as a heater!) so things get toasty as the evening goes on!
     
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    Around 18-20 degrees due to the mrs (always being cold) and 12 day old baby normally aim for 18 myself
     
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    Problem in here is that the Thermostat is in the hallway and it's the coldest place in the house, there is an alley between us and the next door neighbour and for some reason its only single brick up to the 1st floor, then there is one of their bedrooms ont other side, so why the stat was placed there is a mystery, it's only set to 14c but the front room hit 26c last night, I need to get a Nest fitted in the front room really.
     
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    We have our thermostat set to 19 C - it's enough for me!

    I slept under just a blanket last night...I wonder if the manopause is setting in.
     

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