Heating myths debunked: Five ways you could be unknowingly raising your energy bills

He added: “Bills are rising sharply for many this winter and it is vital that those who follow misconceptions around heating know what they are doing wrong so that they can save as much money as possible and set the thermostat at the correct temperature.”

Which heating myths should you be wary of?

You should turn the heating up when it’s cold outside

In a recent BestHeating poll, 42 percent of those surveyed said they turn their thermostat up when it’s cold outside.

However, according to Mr Lawless, this is not necessary.

He said: “This isn’t needed as the thermostat is there to maintain the internal temperature, whatever the weather.

“It also doesn’t help to turn the thermostat up to try and heat a room quicker as this only makes the room warmer at the same speed.

“Doing either of these will cost you money without reward as it will not make a house feel warmer at all.”

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