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Turning down your thermostat just 1°C could save £145 a year.

Everyone is thinking more about energy at the moment. With that in mind, we have put together some helpful tips to save energy around the home. Did you know by turning down your thermostat by 1°C you could save £145?

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Your thermostat is a piece of technology which controls your heating. You can set the temperature you’d like your home to be heated to and your heating system does the rest. But as we now know, the cost of the energy we use to heat our homes has risen a lot recently. So by turning your thermostat down by 1°C, researchers at Energy Saving Trust believe the average home could save £145 a year on their energy bills.

What is the best temperature for a home?

There isn’t a specific temperature people are advised to heat their homes too. We all feel comfortable at different temperatures. This can mean if you’ve tried turning down your thermostat by 1°C and you still feel like it could be lower, you could try reducing the temperature further.

Please note, that if you have members of your household who are considered vulnerable, for example, elderly people, children, or those with chronic illnesses you should be particularly careful about reducing your home's temperature. The general advice from the World Health Organisation is to keep homes between 18-21°C.

In their Cold Weather Plan for England, the UK Government’s Health Security Agency advises homes should be heated to at least 18° C.

Is there help and advice for those worried about the rising costs of energy?

Yes, if you are worried about the rising cost of energy and being able to pay your energy bills, we have information on the support and help which may be available.

Remember, by combining our smart energy tips you could save even more. See how much you could save by reducing your boiler flow temperature or try reducing your shower to 4 minutes long.

More energy saving tips here

Our energy saving tips are courtesy of Nesta and Energy Saving Trust

It’s important that you use the energy you need to keep warm, safe and healthy at home. Please visit our trusted partners pages for more information on how to safely implement these tips within your home - Nesta and Energy Saving Trust

Eligibility may vary. Consumer action required. Maximum savings based on a original 22°C thermostat temperature and on a typical three-bedroom, combi boiler gas-heated home in Great Britain, and Energy Price Guarantee October 2022. Figures on smart meter display are for illustrative purposes only. ALBERT EINSTEIN rights licensed by the H.U.J./BEN Group, Inc.

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