First job after opening the front door is switch on the heating and hot water. Oil fired system.
The heating took about 2-3 hours to reach time to switch it off.
This is radiators only as I didnít switch on the underfloor system.
Our home is in a 200 year old converted barn with thick walls and then 100 mm insulation on studding for external wall. Internal has 15mm plasterboard on studding or bonded to the walls.
Itís a bit of a mish mash but it works.
I always put the heating on after being away to warm the house through. The thermostats look after things but the heat can build up in the lounge due to 2 - 6í radiators doubles.
Heating up time varies according to outside temp. If away in winter I leave on Eco and alter timings. I can also get the son in law to come in an switch on the system a day before our return.
My advice to you all is get your home up to a basic heating level before the cold weather starts for real.
The homes core temperature is important as getting it to the right level costs money.
How you do it is up to you as every house is different as are the heating systems.
Just try to not loose the basic core temperature that the summer gave it.
It a balancing act. Our oil storage tank has just been filled but do not know the cost per litre as yet. We use around 1,000 litres over winter ( must just check that as I log usage each month)
You can buy sheets of film that you stick to the inside of your windows with double sized tape and use a hair dryer to tension it.
Itís a bit messy to remove but it will double or triple glaze a window.
Our front door is a big problem for heat loss and will have to look at it soon as it hit to core heat level. In very cold weather the cold stands about 3Ē off the inner surface.
While away we used the caravans heating system all the time, itís brilliant, just wish home heating systems were as simple but a caravan vastly different from a home, size wise.
Stay warm this winter Allan C.
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