Spring is just around the corner, the daffodils are out and the sun is rearing its head above the clouds. It has been revealed by experts when your heating should be turned off for spring, and it’s sooner than you would think.
Now, we aren’t sure who these experts are, but we are pretty sure they’re from Yorkshire and we are pretty sure the next piece of advice they’ll give is “put a bloody jumper on if you’re cold”.
We’ve felt a little warmer on dog walks recently and can feel the body and mind beginning to thaw ready for summer, but it is still too cold for t-shirts and flip flops.
This is a peculiar time of year, for sure. But, knowing when to turn the heating off is crucial – especially with the price of bills on the rise.
According to Jordan Chance, a heating expert from PlumbNation, the set date that a lot of people aim for when it comes to switching off the heating is just a few weeks away.
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.
“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.”
EnergyHelpline experts also agree with the 27th March date as it is around the tie when the clocks go foward.
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.
“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.”
If your household is anything like ours, the heating rarely gets on thanks to our dad, but that’s a different story for another day. Looking to save a few bob? We have a few hints and tips about how to save energy in the house here.