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    I've just come back to my house for a couple days, mainly to turn off the heating which I stupidly didn't turn off the day we all went home for Easter. It's about ten days into the holidays... and none of my housemates have come back yet. My housemate asked me on the last day to switch off the heating since I was the last to leave the house, but I was ill at the time and forgot. Now I've just come back, and the house is hot, the central heating and hot water are both on and all the radiators are warm. The dial next to the boiler says MAX, but the dial on the thermostat in the hall is set to almost minimum.

    I've switched everything off, but I'm worried! Is my gas bill going to be extortionate?? What are the chances that the heating has been on CONSTANTLY for the last ten days? I mean, I'm rubbish with stuff like this (my first time living away from home) so would the heating have only come on at set times? Or would it have been on all day and all night since the day I left???


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    (Original post by spud108)
    I've just come back to my house for a couple days, mainly to turn off the heating which I stupidly didn't turn off the day we all went home for Easter. It's about ten days into the holidays... and none of my housemates have come back yet. My housemate asked me on the last day to switch off the heating since I was the last to leave the house, but I was ill at the time and forgot. Now I've just come back, and the house is hot, the central heating and hot water are both on and all the radiators are warm. The dial next to the boiler says MAX, but the dial on the thermostat in the hall is set to almost minimum.

    I've switched everything off, but I'm worried! Is my gas bill going to be extortionate?? What are the chances that the heating has been on CONSTANTLY for the last ten days? I mean, I'm rubbish with stuff like this (my first time living away from home) so would the heating have only come on at set times? Or would it have been on all day and all night since the day I left???


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    If it uses a thermostat, chances are that the house would have reached the set temperature close to the beginning of the holidays if nobody left windows open, so it would have probably turned off for most of the time if there was a thermostat
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    If you'd been living in the house over the holidays, you'd have heated the house anyway (to a slightly lesser extent). Think of this as a lost opportunity to save money.
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    Well if you keep it on, chances are the temperature is going to hit the thermostat and cut off at some point; it would probably stay on during the night and early morning/late noon depending on how the weather was during that week, I doubt it would just stay on though.
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    Anticipates nightmares about a small white envelope with 'British Gas' written on the front coming through your letterbox.....
 
 
 
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