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Poles and the temperatures they heat their homes


Magdalena 3 | 1,837
19 Oct 2012 #31
the central heating is regulated centrally

Each of your heaters at home should have a separate regulator thingy. The heaters come on at the same time, but you are free to turn the heating down or even off if you wish.
PolkaTagAlong 10 | 186
19 Oct 2012 #32
The parental units wait forever to turn the heat on and I like to be cozy! I'm so unhappy in October! They wait till after Halloween to turn it on and it's like 50 degrees in the house! I like it to be about 73 or 74 F in the house when it's cold. In the winter they keep it at like 68 F! Crazy!
pip 10 | 1,659
19 Oct 2012 #33
I like to be able to breath. We don't turn ours on till November and it is always set at 21 C and off at night.
Harry
19 Oct 2012 #34
Each of your heaters at home should have a separate regulator thingy. The heaters come on at the same time, but you are free to turn the heating down or even off if you wish.

Depends where you live. I wanted to have regulators put on my radiators when I redid my flat but the building administration said that I couldn't (something about some of the flats still having the original 1940s radiators and regulators and those regulators break when the pressure gets too high, which can happen by people not having their radiators on). So I have to open the window in the bedroom for a couple of hours before I go to bed.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
20 Oct 2012 #35
I am in somewhat the same situation as Harry. Our flat has these old cast-iron radiators without regulators, so we cannot control the heating.
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
20 Oct 2012 #36
so we cannot control the heating.

My dad had them as well, but they were all replaced in the mid-nineties by his housing association, so I thought it would be a nationwide move (most of my friends in different parts of Warsaw have had theirs replaced as well at a similar time). Seems you have to stick to the open window routine then... at least you're not getting charged extra for the loss of heat you cause... ;-)

Now I think of it they might not have been actually replaced, just a fancy new regulator added to them... either way, he can turn the heat up, down, or off as he fancies. The housing association replaced all the old windows with new plastic ones at the same time, so energy efficiency really increased.


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