THIS WINTER, 7 in 10 people in Yorkshire are delaying switching their heating on and instead wrapping up in blankets to save money, according to new research.


Leading comparison site found that 68 per cent of people from Yorkshire are putting off turning their heating on, preferring to save energy costs for as long as possible.


The research revealed that 26 per cent of people surveyed wear extra jumpers instead, while 32 per cent wrap themselves up in a blanket and 15 per cent even don thermal underwear to keep warm.


These delay tactics are causing conflict at home, the study says: over a fifth (22 per cent) of people from Yorkshire who were polled argue about whether or not the heating should be on, with 22 per cent of respondents also quarrelling with their housemates over the lights being left on.


The cost of winter appears to be a pressing concern for people from Yorkshire, with 74 per cent envisaging their energy bills rising.   

Jason Smith, CEO of, said: "It's all very well trying to save money on energy bills, but there are better ways of doing it than shivering in the cold. Older people especially must keep themselves warm or it can be very dangerous.  


"The smart thing for people to do is to check their energy costs and make sure they're on the cheapest deal possible.


"The average household can save £190 this winter by going to a comparison site like and switching. That would buy a great deal of jumpers and blankets!"