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PremierLeague-News.Com - One expert has revealed some common misconceptions around energy that could actually mean you pay more every month.

Uk news Heating 'myths' people urged to stop believing to save money on energy bills PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - One expert has revealed some common misconceptions around energy that could actually mean you pay more every month.

Uk news Heating 'myths' people urged to stop believing to save money on energy bills PremierLeague-News.Com
22 November 2022 - 12:01

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A heating expert has warned people in the UK about some common energy myths that he claims everyone should stop believing. Millions of households are trying to slash their bills in order to cope with the cost of living crisis and soaring prices, so being more aware of the energy usage in your home is more important than ever. But it can be hard to know which techniques actually work, and which ones are ineffective. To help people with this, the Express spoke with a heating expert to find out the most common heating myths in the UK. Nigel Best, director of electrical training provider Electrician Courses 4U has shared his expertise on certain things that we should stop believing in order to keep bills down. Read More Related Articles Households can slash bills 'by two thirds' with simple tumble dryer hack Read More Related Articles Woman's decluttering tip lists three things to 'immediately' remove to free up space Five common heating myths 1. Electric heaters are more efficient than central heating You might think that using an electric heater will cost less than putting the heating on, but doing this can add to your bills "considerably". Nigel said: "For years many people have believed that plugging in a mobile electric heater is cheaper than using their heating. Although an electric heater will save you money on your heating costs, it will add on to your electricity costs considerably. "Of course this is dependent on the model of electric heater that you have, to how much it would cost to use." He also explained that they can be wasteful as they create noise as well as heat, which doesn't serve any purpose when trying to keep warm. Top Trending Stories Today Martin Lewis washing machine advice Parent and child parking rules explained Clothes hack to stop 'musty' wash smell Person thinks mince pies contain meat 2. It's cheaper to keep the heating on low all day rather than using it only when needed No matter what time of the day it is, having the heating on when you're not home is wasting money. Commenting on this idea, Nigel said: "This is indeed false. All you are doing is keeping your heating on for a longer period of time. This ultimately means you are going to end up with a very expensive heating bill at the end of the month." Instead, you should set your heating to only come on at specific times when you know you'll be home to reap the benefits, and you'll also save money. 3.

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. But their main purpose is to track usage by showing customers data in real time, so you can see what you're using and where to cut back. They also send accurate meter readings to your supplier each month, meaning you're more likely to only pay for what you've used. So in order for your smart meter to actively save you money, you also need to act by taking note of energy usage, cutting back, and switching off appliances - buying one alone won't save you money. Read More Related Articles Woman's decluttering tip lists three things to 'immediately' remove to free up space Read More Related Articles Dad 'in disbelief' after British Gas bill skyrockets from £250 to £1,320 a month 4. Fireplaces are a great way to heat a home Although this sounds like it may be true, Nigel warned that wood burners aren't the most energy-efficient way to keep warm despite being used since human civilisation began. He said: "Fireplaces that require a chimney can cause major heat loss in a home. That’s because cold air can get in via the top of the chimney and hot air can escape. "This wouldn’t be so bad if you kept the fire going all day and night, but that is obviously impractical and expensive. The cost of firewood would also outweigh the cost of heating your home through a radiator." 5. Cranking the heating up high will heat your house quicker Turning up the heat to the highest setting won't make any difference on how long it'll take to get warm. Although this may be tempting after coming home from the freezing cold, Nigel warned that you could end up wasting money by doing this. He said: "Your house will heat up at the same time whether your heating is at 20C or at 30C. You will actually end up wasting money as later in the night when the heating has been on for a while you may become too hot and at that point you’ve already used a lot more energy than you needed to." Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond. Sign up to our daily newsletter here. READ NEXT: Warning issued over 'two euro' scam in Spain as holidaymakers could be left with pennies Mrs Hinch fans share easy clothes airer hack to keep 'musty' smell off washing Martin Lewis urges people stop using washing machines at certain time of day

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