I have central heating and I will use it when I need it, but that’s not yet. I have a thermometer in my house and it’s a chilly 14 degrees, which is 10 degrees warmer than outside and it’s noticeably warm when I get in from work. Whilst I cook dinner and see to the dogs, I still don’t need the heating on. However, when sitting down, it does seem chilly.
Once upon an unfrugal time, I used to set the heating to come on twice a day…..oh I remember the days when we could all afford gas! Not any more. I’ve managed to frugal my gas and electricity bill down to a combined £76 a month and that’s still too high! To make sure we don’t freeze, we use heaters in the room we are in. I have a small radiator in my tiny office and it will warm the room if set to the lowest setting and left on for an hour. I keep the curtains shut and the door closed and it stays perfectly warm.
Our living room has huge patio doors and the sun heats the room in the day and we leave the door shut all day to keep the room warm. As soon as I get home, I close the curtains and keep the warmth in. We have a halogen heater which blasts the room with heat and heats the room in 15 minutes and then we turn it off for an hour, and so the night goes on. It was a bargain to buy too and cost £8.99 from Argos. So to answer, no the heating is not on yet. How long dear reader will you hold off?