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What’s Your Thermostat Personality?

Becky Mckay
By: Becky Mckay
Updated: 19th September 2023

what's your boiler thermostat personality

As the temperature drops and winter begins to rear its freezing head, our thermostat personalities start to come out. We all have a relationship with our thermostat, from turning it up willy-nilly to being extremely strict and, more often than not, personalities clash.

To help you find your thermostat personality and get into character this winter, we've listed 5 of the most common thermostat personalities around.

The 'It's Not Cold Enough' Person

You'd rather sit on the sofa wearing 5 jumpers, a hat and a scarf before you'll even consider turning the heating on. Nothing gets to you more wound up than seeing somebody approach the thermostat when they've not even put a second layer on – do they think you’re made of money?

Those you live with can plead for the heating to go on all they like but it's simply not cold enough until you say so. They just need to follow your example by putting a jumper on – or two!

This personality often includes those people who like to wait until a certain time of year to put the heating on, with the clocks going back and the first day of November being popular choices.

It's not cold enough

Thermostat Rival: The 'Summer All Year Long' person

The 'Summer All Year Long' Person

Cold? What cold? Winter might be creeping in but you don't plan on putting your shorts away just yet, oh no. You're not just putting the heating on to 'take the chill away', you're going all in. After all, that's what it's there for, right? Close your eyes and this could be the Caribbean.

it's summer all year round

Thermostat Rival: The 'It's Not Cold Enough' person

The Thermostat Police

There's one of you in just about every home up and down the country. You won't stand for the thermostat being turned up by even a single degree without your consent. You don't even have to be in the house and your 'thermostat senses' will start tingling if somebody comes within a few feet of that precious dial.

Should you find that the thermostat has been messed with then the alarms start going off, shutters come down over the windows and the interrogation begins. 9 times out of 10 this person will be Dad.

Thermostat police

Thermostat Rivals: Everyone is a suspect

The 'Add a Sneaky Degree' Person

You've mastered the art of turning the thermostat up without another soul, namely a member of the Thermostat Police, even noticing. You're fearless, brave and a heroic inspiration to all those people who are forever being scuppered by the Thermostat Police.

add a sneaky degree

Thermostat Rival: The Thermostat Police

The 'In Control Everywhere' Person

Keeping an eye on the temperature of your home from within the house itself just isn't enough for you. How do you know that nobody is going to fiddle, touch or tamper with it when you're out? After all, you're the one paying the bills.

Now, thanks to smart thermostats (you probably have a Nest, Hive or Honeywell) you can control the temperature wherever you are using your phone. This is especially important when you know that one of those pesky 'Add Sneaky Degree' people is home alone...

in control everywhere person

Thermostat Rivals: 'Summer All Year Long' and 'Add Sneaky Degree'

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Becky Mckay

About the author

Becky Mckay

Becky has been a writer at Boiler Guide since 2021. Her vast boiler knowledge means she’s ready to help with any home heating query, big or small!

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