How to save money: You could save £75 by following THIS simple central heating trick

Saving money where possible can make a huge difference to your annual outgoings. And, by avoiding unnecessarily splashing your hard-earned cash on utility bills, you can spend more of your money on the things that you want to. Cold temperatures and harsh winter weather conditions means that, understandably, many of us reach for the central heating switch. However, while bill-payers may need to access the heating system in the wintertime, that’s not to say there aren’t ways to make savings.

So, how can you make your money go further where it counts?

The energy company Utilita Energy has been on hand to offer some top tips.

And, these guidelines could mean that you reduce energy consumption in your home – meaning you can hopefully see your bills slashed.

Amongst the guidelines is some research from the Energy Saving Trust.

On average, turning down the room thermostat by just one degree could see you save £75 per year.

This is based on a typical three-bedroom semi-detached home, which has been heated by gas.

So, by knocking down your thermostat ever so slightly, you could reap big rewards by the end of the year.

“18 is the magic number,” the money-saving team at Utilita Energy insisted.

“With the thermostat at 18°C, the average person should be warm enough in jeans and a jumper.”

Another top tip is to simply turn off your appliances, rather than letting them run on standby mode.

“You can save around £30 a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off on standby mode,” the independent energy supplier said.

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