Martin Lewis’ important warning on leaving the heating on low all day

Many office-based workers have been working from home throughout the coronavirus pandemic in a bid to reduce social contact.

As the winter months roll in, there is a cool chill in the air and it’s getting to that time when many of us are starting to turn the heating on.

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis has warned, however, about leaving the heating on low all day.

Last year, the financial guru revealed the cheapest and most efficient way to heat your home – and many of us should take note.

This includes answering the big question of whether it’s cheaper to keep turning the heating on or off, or if it’s financially more viable to keep the heating on a low setting all day, reports Liverpool Echo.

Speaking on This Morning, Martin Lewis told Holly and Phil the most sensible answer.

He said: “They say it’s better to only put the heating on when you need it.

“You pay to pump energy in as and when is needed, and to keep pumping it in constantly isn’t efficient.”

He suggested the best way to heat the home is to use a timer.

Martin said: “Using a timer’s best, because your thermostat is designed to turn your heating on and off to keep you home at the temperature you set it at. So in general I’d stick with that.”

However, people living in places where it’s damp might have to turn the central heating on for longer.

He told the hosts: “There are some engineers who argue that keeping the heating on low with all the radiators on and the boiler down can work as it reduces condensation, which when the heating is turned off collects within the walls, and can help conduct heat outside the home – meaning you lose heat more quickly and so will lose heat more quickly and will use more energy as a result.

“So if your house is prone to that you may want to think about it.”

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