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Experts Reveal The Exact Date You Should Turn Your Heating Off For Spring

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Experts Reveal The Exact Date You Should Turn Your Heating Off For Spring

Experts have revealed the exact date that people should turn off their heating for spring – and it's sooner than some of you might think.

As winter begins to thaw out, many of us rush to grab our shorts and sandals at the first sight of sunshine, only to promptly return indoors five minutes later because we realise it's still too cold.

It can be a confusing time, given that it's difficult to know if we'll need a big coat or a light layer, let alone knowing what we should be doing with our heating – something that's particularly important now that bills are on the rise.

Well, according to Jordan Chance, a heating expert from PlumbNation, there's a set date that a lot of people aim for when it comes to switching off the heating after a long, cold winter, and it's just a few weeks away.

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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.

Radiator. Credit: Alamy
Radiator. Credit: Alamy

“With the cost of living rising across the country, including higher energy price caps, many Brits 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 27th March.

“While many may be waiting for the temperature to change, there’s no specific temperature at which you should be turning off your heating, as it will depend on how well insulated your home is. 

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“Well insulated homes will retain their heat even when temperatures are low into the early spring, but every home will be different."

Experts at EnergyHelpline also agree it might be wise to turn the heating off around the day the clocks go forward on 27 March.

Thermostat. Credit: Alamy
Thermostat. Credit: Alamy

A spokesperson said: "The best advice is to consider if you still need your heating to come on for the same number of hours each month, and reduce how often it is on as we move through spring.

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"From April 1, households with a typical 24 kilowatt boiler will pay £1.68 for every hour they use their boiler, which is then how much you'd save for each hour less that you have your boiler on for."

According to Chance, turning off the heating isn't the only way you can save on the bills, adding that there are a number of tips and tricks you can follow.

He said: “It is also important to note that leaving your heating on low all day does not reduce your heating bills! Having the heating on only as and when you need it, is the best way to save energy. Using a thermostat with a timer offers a simple and speedy solution to controlling your heating effectively.

“With energy bills rising there are a few things you can do to help keep your home warm, and save money on your energy bills.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: UK News

Jess Hardiman
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