Now that the UK temperature has dropped dramatically, a lot of us will have turned on or be thinking about turning on our heating.
However, many people wonder what temperature they should be having on to make sure their home is well-heated without breaking the bank. Well, wonder no more, as the NHS have now revealed the exact temperature you should have your heating on to warm your house up this winter.
Experts suggest that Brits might wait until November 2 to put their heating on. However, with a cold snap recently hitting the UK, many can't wait until then.
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Jess Steele, heating technology expert at BestHeating, says it's usually when temperatures fall under 15°C that many put their heating on.
She told LadBible: "Whilst there isn’t an optimum time to switch heating on, our research shows that once temperatures are below 15°C, usually in the middle of October, it is best to turn the heating on as we feel the chill more.
"By the end of the month, even the hardiest among us will have our heating on to keep warm as temperatures are predicted to drop further.”
When looking at the exact temperature you should set your heating to, the NHS advises to put your heating on to at least 18°C when temperatures outside drop below 15°C. The NHS also said heating your home properly is important for the most vulnerable in society, which includes people aged 65 and over, babies and children under the age of five, pregnant women and people with a disability.
The NHS says 'if you're under 65, healthy and active, you can safely have your home cooler than 18C, as long as you're comfortable'.
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Steele added: "20.8°C is the average thermostat setting in the UK, but 18°C should keep you comfortably warm throughout the colder months. This can save up to 10% on a fuel bill or an estimated £80. A clever way to assess if the heating is too warm is to turn the thermostat down by one °C and see how you feel."
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