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The surprising reason your energy bills could go up by £ 270
Summer has finally reached the UK, with temperatures in some parts of the country soaring this week to 30 degrees or more.
That’s hotter than some holiday destinations such as the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Portugal, Jamaica and Costa Rica.
But if you think hot weather means lower energy bills, you might be in shock. Experts warn that with mercury, bills could even increase.
You can spend up to £ 270 extra a month on devices to keep your peace of mind, according to new data from Loop, the smart metering app.
It costs more to run appliances such as fans and air conditioners than last year as energy prices have risen.
The company calculates that it can increase your energy bills by up to £ 9 a day if you use them all.
This means that it is more important than ever to understand how much energy you are using and whether you can cut it back to save money.
Steve Buckley, Loop’s director of data analytics, said: “When we see the first warm weather, many of us will be looking for ways to keep it cool, but it’s important to consider how much some of these devices could add to your bills.
“At first glance, these costs may not seem that high on an hourly basis, but they can really add up if you have multiple devices running or forget to turn them off.”