As the nights get longer and cooler, many of us choose to stay indoors.

Likewise, many of us now work at home, which means that Heating bills Is likely to go up.

last year, Martin Lewis She revealed the cheapest and most effective way to heat your home.

This includes answering the big question of whether it is cheaper to keep your heating on or off, or whether it is financially better to keep your heating running low throughout the day.

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Talking on This morningMartin Lewis told Holly and Phil the most reasonable answer.

He said, “They say it’s best to turn on the heating only when needed.

“You pay to pump energy when needed, and keep pumping it constantly is not efficient.”

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

Martin said, “With the best timing, because your thermostat is designed to turn the heating on and off to keep you in the house at the temperature you set. So overall I will stick with that.”

However, people who live in damp locations may have to run central heating for a longer period.

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

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“So if your home is vulnerable to this you might want to think about it.”