Turning down your thermostat just 1°C could save up to £100 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. By turning down your thermostat 1°C you could save £100?
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 £100 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.
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.
Find out more about the support available from the government including energy saving tips at the ‘Help for Households’ website.
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 reductions from 8-minute shower, original boiler flow temperature of 80 degrees, and 22-degree thermostat, savings based on a three-bedroom, semi-detached, combi boiler gas-heated home in Great Britain, paying 6.9p/kWh for gas and 27.4p/kWh for electricity and correct as of October 2023. Figures on smart meter display are for illustrative purposes only.