When is it time to put the heating on?

@YesWay (3454)
October 21, 2017 12:30am CST
The weather really feels like it turned cold this week. Summer was clinging on with her fingernails, but now autumn is well and truly here, and winter is looking over too. But I never know when to set the heating to automatic and let the radiators on. When do you put yours on?
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
21 Oct 17
I always try to wait as long as I can, because I don't like the heating bill! But it went on early this year. When the temperature drops in the house so I'm not comfortable even layering clothing, then it's time for some heat.
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@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@peavey Same here!! Once the heating goes on, it’s then on until spring so I am loathe to start it!
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@marlina (79785)
• Canada
21 Oct 17
Same here, when it is not comfortable anymore, we put the heat on. @peavey
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@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@marlina Great plan
@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Oct 17
We have more summer months than winter, so we use free standing heaters only on very cold nights. I sometimes long for central heating or a lovely fire place though.
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@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@bluesa I have a fireplace but we only have a fire at Christmas!
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@bluesa (15214)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Oct 17
@YesWay oh that sounds lovely!
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@bluesa It certainly does make the house feel cosy when it is on
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@ilocosboy (39172)
• Philippines
21 Oct 17
In the Philippines we never have those heaters because we have no winter and autumn. Seems a good climate there.
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@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@ilocosboy I couldn’t imagine that
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@ilocosboy (39172)
• Philippines
21 Oct 17
We only have to seasons, summer and rainy season, we have no snow here, the coldest month is from December to February.
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@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@ilocosboy We get everything over here haha
@kepweng (19191)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
21 Oct 17
do you have heater at home its like a chimney?
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@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@kepweng Yes I have a fire with a chimney
@maezee (34083)
• United States
21 Oct 17
I also wait as long as possible since its so expensive!
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@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@maezee It really is so expensive
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@jstory07 (71443)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Oct 17
We put our in the middle and it turns on only if the house gets to cold.
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@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@jstory07 I think it is going to have to go on soon. It is getting chilly
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@LadyDuck (183365)
• Switzerland
21 Oct 17
Our heater is already on, usually from the beginning of October it is necessary to heat.
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@ladyduck I try to drag it out for as long as i can!
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@LadyDuck (183365)
• Switzerland
21 Oct 17
@YesWay I also try to, but my husband cannot stand the cold and he is not at the best of his health.
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@LadyDuck Ah well that is very different then You need to keep warm to keep well
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@marlina (79785)
• Canada
21 Oct 17
We put the furnace on when we do not feel comfortable in the house. WE like it cosy.
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@marlina Ok thats great
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@marlina (79785)
• Canada
21 Oct 17
@YesWay The furnace has been on for a few weeks now.
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@marlina Oh wow you started it early
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• Williamsburg, Virginia
21 Oct 17
Hi. Usually we don't do it till November. But we had to turn on ours on last week.
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@taramarie39 I’m going to try to stretch it out until November
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• Williamsburg, Virginia
22 Oct 17
@YesWay I hope you can do it. Good luck
@YesWay (3454)
22 Oct 17
@taramarie39 Haha thank you!
@peachpurple (12772)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 17
No heater here bcoz the weather is just too hot
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@peachpurple No you do not need to worry about heating haha
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@peachpurple (12772)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 17
@YesWay yeah, the sun is the natural heater
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@peachpurple Natural and the best
@1hopefulman (33835)
• Canada
21 Oct 17
I have it set at a certain temperature so that when it goes below it will automatically heat up. If I'm cold then I either put more clothes on or turn up the heat. I am in complete control.
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@1hopefulman That is a sensible way to have your heating set!
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@studylove (2129)
• Canada
21 Oct 17
In next week, i have the plan to start the radiators on. Are you feeling cold? if yes then you should start on the radiators?
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@studylove The weather is certainly turning, yes
@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
21 Oct 17
I've turned mine on a few times but won't leave it on 'for good' until the daily highs start being in the mid-50's.
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@jolietjake Switching it on for good is an admission that winter’s here... and I’m just not ready for that yet!
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@prashu228 (25523)
• India
21 Oct 17
Winter started here , but we don't use heater's here, we don't have snow fall also...
@YesWay (3454)
21 Oct 17
@prashu228 Oh I hope we don’t get snow this winter