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Households reveal radical plans to save on energy bills

Some Britons are considering not turning on their central heating at all this winter - in order to save on their energy bills.According to new figures from, around three per cent of households will take the radical action.Meanwhile, 25 per cent say that they will turn their heating systems on less - while 19 per cent are planning to turn their thermostats down to save money.The ongoing financial downturn has hit many Britons in the pocket, while high wholesale gas and electricity prices have led to energy firms imposing two sets of double-digit bill rises over the past year.Scott Byrom, utilities manager at said: "In the current economic climate it's no surprise to see wallet-watching Brits taking decisive action to keep their energy bills down during the colder winter months. "However, realising over three quarters of a million of us won't turn on our heating at all this winter is extremely concerning. Without doubt this is the most crucial time of year for everyone to have a sufficient heating supply to their home - not to mention households with elderly people or young families."

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