Cost of living: Money-Saving Expert debunks heating myth that could cost you hundreds in energy bills – My London

by MoneySaverExpert

A huge myth about how to save on energy bills has been debunked. Many might think the most cost-effective way to run your heating system is by having it on low all day but this isn’t true.

The Energy Saving Trust says the best way to slash costs is by having the heating on only when you need it. The body also recommended using a timer as the best way to stay on top of your numbers.

It’s because of the amount of heating your house loses. Homes are constantly losing warmth, meaning if you always have the heating on you’re constantly losing it, reported Money-Saving Expert.

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Experts suggest having the heating on only when you need it

However it’s a highly contested issue and some experts think you should keep the heating on all day for a separate reason entirely. They advocate keeping the heating on low all day, turning all radiator valves up to the max and the boiler down to the minimum.

They say the problem with turning the heating on and off is that every time it’s turned off, condensation collects within the walls. The condensation can help conduct heat outside the home, they say – meaning you leak heat more quickly and so will use more energy as a result.

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