Let’s face it, summer has well and truly left the building and the chilly embrace of winter is starting to take hold.
Since temperatures have dropped across the UK over the past couple of weeks, many of us are looking towards cosier times ahead.
Settling into lower temperatures can feel like quite the adjustment, and some Londoners are in disagreement over when is an acceptable time to put the heating back on.
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Taking to Reddit, one user was keen to hear the opinions of others.
They wrote: “Just returned home to London from an extended travel to sunny spots of the world and can’t get over just how much the weather has turned in the last three weeks.
“I’m tempted to turn the heat on. How are you all doing? Where do you live? Do you have the heat on? What is it set to?”
The comments quickly started to flood in, but Londoners all seemed to have differing views about when it is acceptable to put the heating back on.
One Londoner seemed to think not putting the heating on is a matter of principle.
They said: “Definitely not until they change the clocks back.”
Others were more generous with the thermostat dial: “Mine went on on 30 Sept. Only a bit mind – just an hour or two in the morning really.”
One Reddit user added: “Not had the heating on since March/April and not feeling cold enough to put it on, though my flat is very well insulated – currently a toasty 23C.”
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Quite a few disgruntled Londoners were keen to remind others that winter is yet to begin and believe until November we should keep the heating firmly off.
“It’s not that cold yet! Put a jumper on first,” one said.
Another agreed: “It isn’t allowed on till November and only if it gets below 17. Basically, put a jumper on!”
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