Winter’s just around the corner so no doubt there are many of you starting to think about whether or not you should put the heating on or not. You don’t want to do it too soon and waste energy and money, but you also don’t want to be freezing in your house.
New research from MoneySuperMarket has revealed that October 14th is actually the most popular day for householders in the UK to turn their heating on – although people in Belfast and Oxford are the quickest to do so, switching it on a few days ago on October 7th.
And there are those, of course, who do their best to go as long as possible without putting the heating on. The study also found that 75 per cent admit they put on two or more extra layers so they don’t have to turn the thermostat up. Other ways to avoid turning the heating on include electric blankets and hot water bottles.
“Instead of putting on extra layers and turning to electric blankets or hot water bottles, a simple switch to a competitive, fixed-rate deal via a price comparison site could save you £250 per year, and make pushing up your thermostat a lot less scary,” energy expert with the price comparison site Stephen Murray said.
You could also review your house itself to see if it’s as energy efficient as it could be. Hanging up thicker curtains over your box sash windows can help keep the heat in, while insulating your attic space can also conserve energy and reduce the amount of heat lost through your roof.
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