Heating your home from this surprisingly early date doesn’t have to be done using the highest temperature if you are looking to cut costs.
In fact, leaving it on a low temperature of around 16C for just 30 minutes per week is enough to “warm up” the system.
Going forward, Winston explained that using your heating consistently is more useful to keep heating costs to a minimum without compromising your health or the comfort of your home.
He said: “If you have a digital thermostat, you can select a certain temperature (we use 18C in our house) and leave the heating on. But it will only come on if the temperature goes below what it has been set to.
“This is a great way of keeping an ambient temperature on a budget.”
If you don’t have digital heating controls, the alternative is to set the timer to come on and off at different times of the day throughout winter.
Winston added: “The issue with this is that if it is freezing and you have to get up early and the programmer isn’t set to an earlier time, it can be quite uncomfortable!”