Money-saving expert Martin Lewis has compiled a list of key ways people can keep warm at home cost-effectively so people don’t have to heat after energy price increases
Money-saving expert Martin Lewis has released a clever list of cheap ways people can stay warm at home without turning on the heat.
Millions of people in the UK are concerned about the skyrocketing rise in energy costs, leaving some indifferent as they cannot afford to keep the heating on.
But Martin has come up with a list of ways to stay warm without resorting to central heating, the reported Manchester evening news.
Deviating from his usual cost-cutting advice, he was forced to propose more desperate methods.
The Good Morning Britain expert pointed out how people can wear heated USB gloves, hand warmers, a heated vest or electric blanket to warm up without having to heat the whole house.
His guide also shared the benefits of layered clothing and thermal tops, while eating regularly keeps people warmer.
Martin said: “I was sad to ask my team to put this together but my email inbox is full of people so desperate they can’t heat up I wanted to try some help. Please share.
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Martin added on his website: “This is a guide I really wish we didn’t have to publish. The reason I asked Sarah and the team to put this together is because of my overflowing email bag full of desperation from people who can’t afford their utility bills. So don’t see this as “MSE or Martin says you should do this”.
“Rather, we’re trying to provide some options and information for those who may need to drastically reduce energy use due to financial desperation, and some help for others who may want to do so out of commitment to green issues. “
Martin pointed out in his guide that it costs just £14 to buy a cheap electric blanket which in turn costs 3p an hour to run, even in today’s climate of rising costs. That equates to a weekly cost of £1.37 based on seven hours of use per day.
An electric vest, essentially a heated jacket, would cost £46 to buy and just 4p a week to run, while USB gloves would cost 4p a week to run and just £5 to buy.
Another consumer expert, Jack Monroe, reached out to Martin Lewis for the guide, adding: “Thank you for your vital and heartbreaking service, friend. I know this is taking one hell of a toll on you, please take care out here. We need you now more than ever, but we need you well and fit for what is to come.”
Martin replied: “What lovely words – thank you Jack. Yes, I can feel the pressure, but that is trivial compared to the trauma many face because they cannot afford to live.”
Martin’s staunch legion of followers praised the tips but expressed disbelief that they were necessary in one of the world’s largest economies.
Jon Wilson said: “Good tips but it’s 2022 in one of the wealthiest economies in the world and we’re one step away from Universal Credit journal suggesting to applicants Google how Bear Grylls slept in a deer carcass to keep warm.” to keep. Anyway, hope your California vacation rental is cozy, Mr. Sunak.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/martin-lewis-shares-clever-ways-26653713 Martin Lewis reveals clever ways to keep warm at home without turning on the heating