People praise Martin Lewis' 2p trick for keeping warm without turning on the heating
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People are praising an amazing trick to keep warm without turning on the heating, and it’s all thanks to Martin Lewis.
We're all looking for ways to stay warm as the weather gets colder without racking up our energy bills as the cost of living crisis rages on.
Although we recently saw a decrease in the energy price cap, taking it down to £1,923 from £2,074, our bills are still likely to be more expensive than last winter.
However, the popular finance expert has shared some advice on how we can all stay warm without breaking the bank.
Heated throws and blankets are one of the solutions Martin Lewis and the MoneySavingExpert team have suggested in their recent 'heat the human not the home' article.
According to the MSE website’s latest advice, the heated gadgets that are cheapest to run are the ones that can be charged via a USB. The initial cost of buying the item should also be factored in.
Lewis and his team recently explained on the website that instead of reaching for the thermostat, plugging in a heated blanket would cost you just 2p per hour.
It just so happens that you can buy a cheap heated throw at Aldi product that may just provide a money-saving solution.
It should come as no surprise that regulars who shop at the budget supermarket chain are going wild for this Specialbuy.
On Facebook page Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, one user shared the product which costs £35.
"If you only need to be warm in one room, then bingo," the shopper said as they showed off their latest purchase of a wearable heated throw.
The heated throw comes with a built-in heated pad and controller so you can set your preferred temperature.
Over on Facebook the post has since racked up thousands of comments from other shoppers keen to snap it up for themselves. Let’s face it, the weather is freezing cold right now so we could all do with keeping extra warm.
“I have this and absolutely love it!" one person wrote.
Another commenter added: "I have one of these it’s perfect."
Lewis also recently shared a recommendation for drying your clothes that is ‘far, far cheaper' than putting the heating on or using a tumble dryer - which can cost up to a £1 an hour to run.
While chatting on his podcast, Lewis said that using a dehumidifier is a cheaper alternative to putting the heating on.
“Many dehumidifiers have different wattages, the one I checked out was 200 watts (w),” he said.
“Once we know it’s 200w and we know a kilowatt (kw) is 1,000w, which is how electricity tends to be priced, we know this is a fifth of a kilowatt.
"And you pay roughly 34p per kw per hour. A fifth is 7p so you’re going to pay roughly 7p per hour to run a dehumidifier at 200w assuming it uses full power the whole time.
"Which is generally far, far cheaper than putting the heating on."