Trying to outsmart your central heating system is actually biting you in the bank account, according to this plumber.
Experts at MyPlumber have warned that Brits always make the same rookie mistakes when warming up their homes, so they've decided to share their top tips to make the most out of your energy consumption.
But trying to cling onto your cash with supposed heating hacks could actually be doing more harm than good to your finances.
MyPlumber are on a mission to debunk the myth that having your radiators blasting at all times is cheaper than turning them on as and when it is needed.
Even if you try and skirt around it by leaving your central heating system at a low temperature constantly, you will find yourself forking out more for your energy bills.
Basically, using your heating only when its needed is the best way to save energy and therefore money in the long run.
MyPlumber said the most effective way to avoid splashing out loads of money while staying warm is to get clued up on how to correctly set your heating control timers.
This means you can get your radiators to turn on just before you arrive home, so its toasty as soon as you walk through the door.
Using these controls is a much cheaper way to make sure your house isn't freezing, without wasting energy all day.
MyPlumber explained: "Timers and thermostats allow you to control your central heating system more efficiently. Try to never manually adjust your thermostat.
"A better technique is to set your timer for your heating to come on a little earlier to warm up your home."
It's also key to ensure your thermostat is ticking along nicely, as faulty ones can end up costing you a lot more.
The experts recommend seeking professional help if you have any concerns about the performance of your boiler or thermostat.
The firm added: "To avoid the nerves and hassle of unexpected malfuctions, you best bet is to carry out boiler servicing every year."
Humans like temperatures of between 18-21C, so if your central heating system goes kerplunk this winter, you'll know about it.Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Images