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Northern Irish residents heat homes less than balmy South East England

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By Linda Stewart

People in Northern Ireland heat their home three times less than those living in the south of England - even though we live in colder conditions.

When asked how long the heating is kept on at home, the majority of respondents in Northern Ireland (75%) said they heat their home for less than five hours a day.

Meanwhile, regions with a warmer climate appear to be using the most heat, with 65.6% of Londoners admitting to turning up the thermostat for more than eight hours a day. Just over 83% of East Anglian residents confessed to leaving the heating on for between four and 12 hours.

And 57.8% of residents from the South East leave their heating on for up to 16 hours a day, according to the One Poll survey commissioned by energy efficiency company Entu.

Entu says the results suggest that conserving heat and saving money on energy bills is not such a concern for those living in the South Eastern region of the UK, but is an important consideration for residents elsewhere.

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