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Gas And Electricity Bills Rising Due To Being Told To Stay At Home.

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dave50 | 11:05 Wed 06th Jan 2021 | News
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Those struggling to pay their energy bills are going to be even worse off trying to heat their homes all day every day when normally they might have been out or working most of the day. Nobody seems to have thought about this amongst all the hysteria.

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It's just the same for retired people?
A lot of retired people are in their homes all day, they manage !
Indeed, although the flip side is the saving on petrol, leisure activities or the odd holiday.
Am sure your not the first person to have realised this dave.
What do you suggest
i am at home most days, and have negotiated with the energy company - but i am a lone user and so my bills are quote low anyway. I do pity those with families who have to heat their homes all day, now they may be having to home school their children you can't let the house freeze.
what nobody? then where did all the staying warm in lockdown articles come from?
More than offset by travel savings, work clothes for some.
Those still working but working from home will be saving on travel, car parking, costa coffees, lunches, dry cleaning suits, lunchtime shopping trips
maybe there are savings as some have said.
oh ps its the same advice as is given to old people every single year. Stay active, wear extra clothes, have hot food and drinks, only heat the rooms you need yadda yadda yadda
Many elderly and disabled know how expensive it is to be home all day, dave.
Still, going to work is an expensive business with the cost of commuting, coffees, lunches, work clothes, the almost constant collections for birthdays, weddings, new babies, leaving presents, sponsor forms, work dos, after work drinks, dry cleaning.
We stay at homes are also saving on haircuts and shoe leather. Can't remember the last time I wore shoes.
i have no central heating through choice, i only heat the main room when its cold, other than that i manage but if i had a family that might well be difficult. Now that parents are perhaps having their children at home all day, can't be easy.
Two of my relatives have worked from home since March and have saved a lot of money on the expenses associated with travelling to work. They have spent more on heating but have still managed to save money.
Then you’ve got the stupid advice to open a window to disperse covid. A elderly person struggling to heat a home, assuming they can afford to, will take this as a must do.
malagabob if they have visitors, it IS a must do. They can keep the visitor to one room and only ventilate that room and wear warm clothes while they do it.
That advice to open windows only applies if you have visitors such as workmen or if family came on Christmas day, it doesnt apply if your living on your own awhile you have no visitors malagabob
Even though I'm classed as elderly, before the tiers and the lockdown , I would put the heating on in the winter, but I would go out most days and would turn the heating off. Now of course I'm in all day, and although the heating isn't on all the time, it's on for the majority of it. I really am dreading getting my fuel bill, but I can't stand to feel cold.
I believe people will be better off working from home. My daughter has been working from home since April. She is saving around £35 a week on the 40-mile round trip drive to work each day and is being given an allowance by her employer for working from home. She's hoping it can be made permanent and there is no reason why not as she does not have to interact face to face with the public in her normal work environment.
Can't really understand anyone struggling to keep warm at home, heating costs can be kept to a minimum with the massive array of fleece / thermal clothing that can be bought very cheaply today the shops are crammed with it. We've never had so many options for warm clothing at affordable prices, but if you are intent of walking round the house in thin clothing then you will get a large bill for doing so.
^12.07...have to agree. I know people (mainly younger) who want and expect to wear the same lightweight clothes in winter that they do in summer. Visit them at this time of year (not this year, obviously!) and their whole houses are heated to 24, 25 even 26 degrees...madness.
We're both retired and so at home a lot of the time in normal times. However, because we're going nowhere except 3 miles local for shopping, we're actually saving on petrol costs by not visiting our children and grandchildren 60 miles away. The fact that we'd rather be able to do the latter is now out of our control.
I mentioned it about nine months ago when the original "work from home" edict was issued. I was told people won't mind shelling out a few bob to heat their homes if it meant they could avoid commuting and slop about in their pyjamas all day.

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