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Summer has finally arrived in the UK and temperatures are set to soar to 30 degrees or more in some parts of the country this week.
That’s hotter than some holiday destinations like the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Portugal, Jamaica and Costa Rica.
But if you think hot weather means cooler energy bills, you might be in for a shock. Experts warn the mercury could actually increase your bills.
You could be spending up to an extra £270 a month on devices to keep cool, according to new data from Loop, a smart meter app.
It’s costing you more to run appliances like fans and air conditioners compared to last year because of the rise in energy prices.
The company reckons this could add up to £9 a day to your energy bill if you used them all.
That means it’s more important than ever to understand how much energy you’re using and if you can save to save some cash.
Steve Buckley, Loop’s head of data science, said: “When we see the first warm weather, many of us will be looking for ways to stay cool, but it’s important to consider how much some of these devices could be contributing to your bills .
“At first glance, these costs might not seem like a lot on an hourly basis, but they can really add up when you have a few devices running or forget to turn them off.”