Mum cuts heating bill from £95 to just £12 after following Martin Lewis tip

A woman has managed to cut her heating bill by £83 with the help of Martin Lewis.

The Brit slashed her costs from £95 to just £12 after following a tip from the Money Saving Expert.

It comes as millions of households will see their energy bills soar in the next month.

And Martin previously suggested that people shouldn't leave their heating on low all day, Manchester Evening News reports.

He says having heating on when it is needed is the best thing to do.

Martin added: "According to experts at the Energy Saving Trust, the idea it's cheaper to leave the heating on low all day is a myth."

He continued: "They're clear that having the heating on when you need it is the best way to save energy, and therefore money.

"A timer's best as your thermostat turns your heating on and off to keep your home at the temperature you set).

"The key thing to understand here is that it's all about the total amount of energy required to heat your home.

"It's a given a certain amount of energy is leaking out of your home (how much will depend on how good your insulation is).

"The Energy Saving Trust says if you're keeping the heating on all day you're losing energy all day."

And one woman named Carolann Culshaw said she slashed her bill by following Martin's suggestion.

Now she only switches on her heating when she needs it and it's helped her cut the bill from £95 to £12.

She explained: "I stopped having my heating on a constant 18c temp and just turned it off and only turn it on as and when needed.

"Dec and Jan bills were over £90 for Gas alone. Since turning heating off my bill in Feb was only around £45 so saved half the price.

"So far this month my bill is £12. As the weather gets warmer I won't be needing the heating on."

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She concluded: "In my experience so far it made my bill double what I would have been using."

Martin's handy tip comes as millions will see their energy bills increase by almost £700 from this April, Ofgem confirmed.

It will impact default tariff customers who haven't switched to a fixed deal.

And those who remain with their new supplier after their previous exited the market.

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