March 2020 saw Brits use 15% more heating against the corresponding month last year,
according to research from tado.
The report attributes the higher level of consumption to two main factors - namely, the cooler than average outdoor temperature of 1°C recorded during the month, coupled with the increased time spent indoors due to the coronavirus lockdown.
On average, a dual fuel heating bill costs approximately £1,200 in the UK each year, with
heating and hot water accounting for around three quarters of the average energy bill.
Meanwhile, bill-payers can save around £80 a year on the household energy bill by turning
their thermostat down by 1°C.
Significant savings can also be made by using a smart thermostat to control the heating and hot water.
Christian Deilmann, co-founder and chief product officer of tado, said: “Many people end up heating the whole home when in fact only some rooms are occupied where heat is needed.
“Smart radiator thermostats provide intelligent control and heating schedules for individual rooms which can save a lot of energy from being wasted.”