Homeowners should switch heating off from the end of March, claims expert – exact date


Energy bills are expected to rise in April which will likely see many more Britons struggle to heat their homes. Cornwall Insight claim the average consumer is predicted to pay £3,702 from April, when the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) comes to an end. With this in mind, many Britons will be wondering when the best time is to switch their heating off.

Jordan Chance, heating expert from PlumbNation claims there isn’t a “single temperature” at which you should turn your heating off, but he did share the date many people “aim” for.

He said: “Spring is just around the corner, and as the weather gradually begins to turn warmer, more and more people are keeping their heating on for shorter amounts of time.

“With the cost of living rising across the country many Britons will be feeling the financial squeeze.

“Although there is no single temperature at which you should turn your heating off, many aim for the time when clocks go forward, which this year falls on March 26.

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Cover unwanted gaps by using draught-proofing strips around your windows and doors, or flexible silicone-based filler to fill the gaps in floorboards.

Introduce soft furnishings

Soft furnishings like curtains and rugs can help retain heat, especially if you have draughty floorboards and windows.

A carpeted home will naturally be more insulated. However, those with hard flooring can invest in some good quality materials like rugs to help prevent heat loss.

Turn your thermostat down by 1°C

Just turning down your thermostat by 1°C can help you save up to 10 percent on your heating bill.

A typical heating range is between 18°C and 21°C. Remember, turning up your thermostat won’t heat up your room faster. It will only send your energy bills skyrocketing.


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