An expert has given the definitive answer of when you should switch the heating off for Spring, and it’s a lot sooner than you may think.
When to switch the heating off for the warmer months is likely one of the most common debates in any shared house – and if you think it should go off now, you’re wrong.
When To Switch The Heating Off
Jordan Chance, a heating expert from PlumbNation, has confirmed the date you should be turning the heating off for good – or Spring and Summer at least – is March 27, which is also the day the clocks go forward.
He said: ‘Having the heating on only as and when you need it, is the best way to save energy.
‘As 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.
‘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 March 27.’
It’s not exact science but it is a good indication when you can really start saving money on energy bills, especially as they’re set to increase further this year.
Is It Too Soon?
However, you would be forgiven if you want to keep the heating going a bit further into the year as the temperature for March 27, 2021, in London, according Time and Date, only hit highs of 12°C – so it’s likely in some northern counties it was a bit colder.
But on March 30, 2021, temperatures hit 24°C – so there is hope in a few short weeks the heating can go off for a while.
How To Save Money On Energy Bills
PlumbNation also provided a tip for tackling those rising energy bills; according to the company, turning your heating down just 1 degree you can save up to 10 percent on your heating bill.
The heating expert also recommends spotting and stopping any unwanted drafts from windows, doors and chimneys can help you save money too.
‘Stopping heat from escaping through unwanted gaps is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy and money,’ Jordan added.
Alternatively, the company says, adding soft furnishings, like rugs and curtains, can help you save money due to making the rooms warmer and cosier.