Patty, you need to get on top of this issue pronto . There is nothing worse than being cold, what form of heating do you have?. Phil
It's daughter in laws house.... apparently previous owners spent 2k on heating bills a month and I think she's decided to keep it off till she feels absolutely nec..OK for those who work all day and away from the place until late evening. I am going to ensure that before next time something is done.
Wow!! 2k per month,that's a hell of a bill. We now live in a 1 bed bungalow and dress as we always have ie T Shirts and trackies, we were never cold in the boat and refuse to be cold now we are ashore. Combie gas boiler cost is £32 per month while electric costs £38 per month The stat is set at 23°c Phil
Well the info came from daughter in laws mum but I dunno. I would think to effectively heat this place it is a lot of money . the windows are very large and although some effort has been made with draught excluders its pretty basic. There's no double glazing, very high ceilings and as I said the rooms are large. Decor is faded tired excellence...I would guess, prob 15/20 or more years ago, stunning. I look and see a vast money pit just to insulate, repair electrics and maintenance but suspect they'll live with it as it is. There are 2 massive pine trees in the garden, one of which I think is dead, they need at least reducing in height if not felling altogether..but they 'know best' It has enormous potential to be a fabulous house but I think will remain in a time warp.
Would a couple of fan heaters warm a couple of rooms for you?
I have got some in Ants store that I'll take next time and just keep kitchen warm. As to fire places they r quite small and to me rather odd looking..I'll post pics next time round....I wouldn't think they've been swept for quite q while as the last owners relied on the 'central heating' Maybe house is an investment but without maintenance and money invested into its upkeep it'll be a slow rise in value. Those fir trees need to be culled..one defo dying
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I've started experimenting with anthracite, and it seems good when mixed with Excel but needs a strong flow of air to stay alight if used alone, so not suitable to use exclusively if I go out to work for 12 hours or so with the stove damped down, but when I am on the boat and can adjust the air flow setting as and when then it's a good, hot long burning fuel.