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Why it costs £425 more to keep women warm during winter than it does men

Why it costs £425 more to keep women warm during winter than it does men

31 October 2016

Control of the thermostat is often a cause for disagreement in many homes. A recent survey has calculated that the difference in temperatures preferred by women compared to men costs up to £425 a year more in heating bills!

According to the study, the average British male does not like the thermostat to go above 22o​C (71.6F) and prefers it at 19​oC (66.2F).

In comparison, the average British woman prefers the thermostat to be set at 24o​C (75.2F).

Across a normal winter, and at current energy prices, heating costs for women would be £655 compared to just £230 for men.

Some interesting findings from the survey:

  1. Nearly nine in ten men (88%) said they constantly turn the thermostat down after their partner has turned it up.
  2. 69% of men know what the thermostat is set at, compared to just 32% of women.
  3. One in eighteen women would like the temperature at 30o​C (86F)!
  4. Experts calculate that £85 a year can be saved for every 1oC lower the thermostat is set at.

​The report claims that the findings of this survey might help to explain why control of the thermostat is a major source of disagreement in so many homes!

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