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    Hi everyone,

    As it says in the title, my halls room is really really cold. I only have Galileo thermometer for which the coldest bulb is 18 degrees, so all I know is that the temperature hasn't reached that for the last couple of days.

    The radiator comes on at some point in the morning (not sure on the exact times) and then again from 6 to 11pm, and I have it on full while it's on. The room is tolerably warm during those times - though I will still have two jumpers on - and freezing when the radiator is off.

    As I'm paying full halls rent even during the Easter holidays and my rent is meant to include heating, can I do something?
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    Can you not complain to someone? Doesn't really sound fair.


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    (Original post by eliza.anne)
    Can you not complain to someone? Doesn't really sound fair.


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    I don't know who to complain to I should really have done it before the Easter holidays started, but I was busy - my room has been freezing for at least the past week.
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    (Original post by RibenaRockstar)
    I don't know who to complain to I should really have done it before the Easter holidays started, but I was busy - my room has been freezing for at least the past week.
    So is your heating not working at the moment then? If it's not working then report it to the maintenance people. Otherwise best thing to do is get a hot water bottle and put it under your sweater to keep you warm whilst in your room. Ask the staff who work at your halls who you can report it to. I usually report to someone at reception if something's wrong if you have one of those too
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    (Original post by RibenaRockstar)
    Hi everyone,

    As it says in the title, my halls room is really really cold. I only have Galileo thermometer for which the coldest bulb is 18 degrees, so all I know is that the temperature hasn't reached that for the last couple of days.

    The radiator comes on at some point in the morning (not sure on the exact times) and then again from 6 to 11pm, and I have it on full while it's on. The room is tolerably warm during those times - though I will still have two jumpers on - and freezing when the radiator is off.

    As I'm paying full halls rent even during the Easter holidays and my rent is meant to include heating, can I do something?
    You should some sort of place at the university to talk to about the accommodation issues or go to the union for help.

    If that doesn't help, buy a fan heater and use up all the electricity
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    The heating IS working, it's just not on for long enough each day, and even when it is on, I'm wearing two jumpers, a hat, and a scarf.

    And if I have to have a fan heater they'll damn well provide me with one- heating is included in my contract.
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    When I was in halls the heating was only on for 2 hours every day even though heating was supposedly included in the contract. I don't know if there's much you can do about it, they just try to make money wherever they can. So yeah, I would get a fan heater if I were you - it's not really fair, but you might as well make the best of the situation.
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    Fan heaters are strictly against the rules (like, they'll throw you out of halls if you're found with one against the rules) and the plug sockets in rooms are limited to 5 amps which I don't think would even power one.

    I tried just running the hot tap in my sink but it was producing quite a lot of steam and I was worried about it setting the smoke alarm off.
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    They just came to see me and said I can have an oil-filled radiator, which is nice of them
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    (Original post by RibenaRockstar)
    They just came to see me and said I can have an oil-filled radiator, which is nice of them
    why not a fan heater?
    The oil-filled radiators are quite a bit more expensive.......but generally its nice to have a heater of some sort in case the heating system is slow or isn't great, my family has one for the living room, cos putting the main heater can be slow.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    why not a fan heater?
    The oil-filled radiators are quite a bit more expensive.......but generally its nice to have a heater of some sort in case the heating system is slow or isn't great, my family has one for the living room, cos putting the main heater can be slow.
    The fire risk, I assume - they're providing it so I can't be fussy
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    (Original post by RibenaRockstar)
    The fire risk, I assume - they're providing it so I can't be fussy
    Thats even better, nice
 
 
 
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