October is the month most people turn on their heating but as energy bills rocket and fuel prices are sky high, more and more households need to consider delaying their annual 'switch on' until later in the year.
We often coincide turning our heating on with the day the clocks go back. But we could save anything up to £80 a month by delaying our switch flicking for a few weeks.
This doesn't mean that you and your family have to freeze throughout October. There are plenty of energy saving tips that will keep your homes warm at the right times and save money in the process.
James Parkinson of Vaillant says: "Historically, research shows us that October is the month that most people switch on their heating after the summer months. However, rather than rushing to fire up the central heating, hold off for a few weeks - and use the time to take a few measures that will continue to save you money all winter.
"Simply turning down the boiler will reduce your gas consumption, and if you turn your room thermostat down a couple of degrees too, you'll save more: and the only place you'll actually feel the difference is in your bill - which will be lower. Do you need to heat every room? If you never go in the spare room, turn the radiator off and shut the door. And did you know that keeping your bedroom cooler actually helps you sleep as well as saving money?
Article courtesy of www.vaillant.co.uk.