Originally Posted by aurawindsurfing
I would imagine that box room (side room) will be always colder as it has 3 walls and roof so essentially it is like a semi detached house.
I think blocking vents could couse more problems then benefits long term to be honest. I was told that there are different types of passive / active retrofitted vents that we could look at. I did not get the details yet tough.
What people from 1 phase can tell about the warmth of the houses in general? Are you happy? Would you improve/change anything?
We have a baby in our box room. Some nights it seemed cold but we blocked/taped over about two-thirds of the vents (leaving the top 3 or so open) and it has made a huge improvement we think.
Overall the houses are warm enough for us adults for sure. But if you put your hand to a vent in any room you can feel cold air, so if the heating bill comes and its huge, then we'll have to do something.
I think overall though while it's been cold, there's only been a few really freezing nights, and only one morning so far I've had to de frost the ice on the car. That of course could be down to being close to the sea, salt in the air etc., but maybe there are colder nights that'll be a bigger issue.
We generally keep the heating between 22 and 23.5 or so, and adjust around that as we go. We haven't had to have it up to 25. The kicthen is probably the coldest room (mornings especially), due to the huge windows I guess. But it's manageable.