Families Fall Out About Switching on the Heating

10 Oct, 2014

New research from Moneysupermarket claims that a third of Brits argue with the people they live with about when’s the right time to turn the heating on.

The findings also reveal that one in four people secretly turn the heating up without telling their partner or housemates.

The reason for the in-home heating arguments comes down to the cost, with many people admitting they have argued because they are concerned how much extra it will add to their gas and electricity bills.

It wasn’t surprising therefore that some people said they would rather put on extra layers rather than switch their heating on.

A spokesman for the price comparison site, said: “With a quarter of Brits admitting to arguing about the heating of their home, it’s unsurprising to hear that the main cause for concern lies in the cost. As we approach the winter months, these arguments will no doubt become more frequent.

“The fact that over half of Brits claim that they’d rather put on extra clothing than succumb to putting the heating on and endure high costs, shows the nation is still concerned with the price they pay for their energy.”