We live in a 3 bed end terrace housing association property and have an combi old boiler with a timer and a temporature dial, but we have no room thermostat aside so although we can set the time for our heating to go on and off, and know approximately how 'warm' the radiators feel, we have no real way of controlling the temps more effectively (that we know of).
Additionally, our lounge and font bedroom has two double glazed large windows one of which is a bay and is again old and not sealed very well. We get lots of condensation even with the trickle vents open fully and all the time.
We haven't had any cavity wall insulation in the 10 years we have been here.
The house is very draughty but the HA refused to sort anything and are not scheduled to fit new boilers for the foreseeable, so we need to know what we can to try and monitor our use more effectively and utilise residual heat etc.
At the moment we are using draught excluders, have bought lined heavy curtains, are setting the timer to come on for 5 hours on an evening only at a moderate temp on the dial (around 3/4 high), and have turned off the radiators in the rooms we are not using. We shower rather than bath and our cooker and hob are electric. Our bill is still approx. £16 a day!
Please can anyone help because we really are at a loss - what else could we do?