The exact date you should turn your heating off for spring & how to save on bills

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9 Mar 2022, 15:35

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Spring couldn't come quick enough – nor can turning the heating off and saving some money. Thankfully, the official switch-off day is coming soon according to experts.

Heating pro, Jordan Chance, from PlumbNation has declared that Sunday, March 27 is the date when most people will be switching off.

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, 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.

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“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. 

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

The PlumbNation expert advised: “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.”