And talking of heating the van..

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  1. Jaws

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    We have the house heating set to 20c
    I try and set the van about the same but Woman always says it is cold..

    What do others set their temperature to ?
     
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    Thermostat in the house is on 16 but keeps getting turned up and down. Car is set to 20 and haven't got one in the campervan
     
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    House 20c
    Van 22c - loses heat quicker
     
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    At home we set our room stat at 25 but the set the temperature of each room independently using to thermostatic valve on each radiator. The high setting on the room stat ensures that the towel rails in the bethrooms and WC stay on permanently. We've also found it best to run the heating from 6:30am til 8:30pm.
    In the van we have the heating set at 22 which seems to work fine
     
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    whatever she wants it at:xgrin:
     
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    In house 25, in motorhome as high as it would go.
     
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    That does not really make sense !
    It might lose heat quicker but why set it higher ?
     
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    MH - 10 overnight, 16 day
     
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    If the house is unoccupied thro the day, this is the wrong way for fuel efficiency.
     
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    18.5 oc and jumpers. Mh is cooler and we rarely use heating, even as cold as it was last night.
     
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    72F in the house, my thermostat is not marked in centigrade. In the van with an Alde system, 21C in the day (0600-2230hrs) 16C (2230-0600hrs)
    ezee
     
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    I like it around 19 in the van, when it gets to around 15/16 in the morning it feels cold.
    It went up to 22 last night when cooking baked spuds in the halogen oven, we had to open the door to cool down.
     
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    I like to be warm and my wife likes to be cool. Explain to me why my internal thermometer is incorrectly set and hers is exactly right.
     
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  14. Robert Clark

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    No need to worry - One of us is there all day
    On a serious note though.... Our house is really well insulated and I'm of the belief that once you've warmed the internal walls up, they act like a storage heater so it's better to leave the heating on from morning to evening rather than heating up from cold twice a day. I've got no evidence to support this other than to say that our house feels much more snug since we left the heating on all day.
     
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    Thermostat in the van seems to drop 4 degrees before switching on, i.e. at 22c drops to 18c before coming on, so set higher.

    You're right the fact it loses heat quicker is irrelevant, senior moment.:)
     
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    Between 1&2 wheel barrow loads of wood, keeps the kitchen at around 22/25 degrees and the lounge about 25, depending on how cold it gets and if the wind is coming from the NE.

    Oh, the van? Whatever it takes to 'feel' warm, but rarely have to set the dial on the Truma above 5 unless the outside is into double figures on the minus side.
    We just hate feeling cold
     
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    you can't have your van and eat it.
     
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    We set our's at 20 when it's quite mild but when it's cold we put at 30 but as other have said it cools down very quickly so we also wrap up well, it's easier to take off a layer or two or add them, anyway what are all going to do when it does
    get cold
     
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    I've been wondering about that - we're here all day and it gets really cold early afternoon. At the moment we're varying between the log burner and the central heating for just an hour at night not long before bed time.
    Have you had any bills yet to be able to see how/if your consumption is affected?
     
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    Hi Debs
    We can't compare really as our heating used to be oil fired and it was so expensive to run, we had many of the radiators turned off and the rest on low. We spent over £4000 on oil one winter, and the house felt cold. We ripped out the oil boiler 3 years ago and replaced it with Biomass (logs fired). We now burn the equivalent of about one wheelbarrow of logs per day in the winter. We have the heating on all day as said before and the log burner for effect in the evening. The house is much warmer than it ever was and we feel much more comfortable.
    Regards
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