Heating experts have revealed the ‘exact date’ you should switch your heating on this winter, with winter fast approaching.
They have used Met Office data from the past five years to determine the exact you should switch your heating on for the winter of 2023.
Chillier conditions are expected for the rest of October, with the dreaded UK winter set to make a surprisingly belated return.
It will be a stark contrast to weather earlier in the month which saw the longest run of consecutive October days above 25C (77F) since 1959, with four recorded between Saturday and Tuesday.
Sunday, October 8 was the UK’s warmest October day in five years at 25.8C (78.4F).
Heating experts have revealed the ‘exact date’ you should switch your heating on this winter, with winter fast approaching. They have used Met Office data from the past five years to determine the exact you should switch your heating on for the winter of 2023. Pictured: File image of a man adjusting a thermostat in his home
Jess Steele, heating technology expert at BestHeating, said: ‘Whilst there isn’t an optimum time to switch heating on, our research shows that once temperatures are below 15°C, usually in the middle of October, it is best to turn the heating on as we feel the chill more’, per LADBible.
‘By the end of the month, even the hardiest among us will have our heating on to keep warm as temperatures are predicted to drop further’
She continued: ‘20.8°C is the average thermostat setting in the UK, but 18°C should keep you comfortably warm throughout the colder months. This can save up to 10% on a fuel bill or an estimated £80.
‘A clever way to assess if the heating is too warm is to turn the thermostat down by one °C and see how you feel.’
NHS advice says that people should turn the heating up to at least 18C when temperatures outside drop below 15C.
To help save money on their energy bills, Ms Steele said you should only heat rooms in your home that are being used.
This means that you may not have to switch on your heating until Friday, October 20, which is when temperatures are first set to dip below 15C, according to the Met Office.
However, the unpredictable British weather means it could be a while longer before you have to adjust the temperature inside your home.
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