Shoppers rush to buy ‘game-changer’ gadget reduced by £22.50 that means you can turn your heating off | The Sun

SHOPPERS have been rushing to buy a "game-changer" gadget that allows you to turn your heating off – and it's been reduced by £22.50.

Amazon is selling a SilentNight electric blanket for £46.66, down from £69.99.

The online retailer is known for slashing the prices of various items.

The Yours&Mine blanket comes with dual control features which means one half can be set at a different temperature from the other.

It also comes with three heat settings and can be washed in the machine.

And shoppers have been lapping the product up with many saying it's a "game changer".

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One took to the Amazon reviews and said: "I already have one of these on my bed and my teen's bed and they have been such a game changer during the cold winters, especially when fuel prices have been so high.

"Much cheaper than the heating!"

While another wrote: "My wife feels the cold much more than me during the night so having a single control one was not really an option.

"This dual control one is great."

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And another said: "Getting into bed has been an utter pleasure this winter thanks to this blanket, especially as I have really cut down on heating the house."

Of course, do shop around for the best deal as there might be one cheaper.

For example, at the time of writing, SilentNight's website had a dual blanket for £40.

While Lakeland was selling one for £119.

Bear in mind that it's only a steal if you were after an electric blanket anyway.

How much does it cost to run an electric blanket?

A lot of people use electric blankets under their sheets to heat their beds before they get in them.

These gadgets use 100 watts of energy to warm a double bed before switching to a sleep setting or being turned off, according to research from Uswitch.

A 100W electric blanket run for seven hours a week would use 0.7kWh.

Based on the current cap, it costs 24p to run a 100W electric blanket for one hour a day for seven days.

If you were to use an electric blanket for one hour a day, every day of the week for a year, it would cost you £12.48 in total.

Using an electric blanket instead of turning the heating up can save you cash off your bill, according to the experts.

How else you can reduce your bill

Even turning your thermostat down by one notch can help lower your bills by a whopping £80 a year.

And keeping it at a steady temperature will save even more.

You should also make sure you turn household appliances off and not leave them on standby as doing this could needlessly add as much as £35 on to your bill.

Households struggling will also be getting the first £301 cost of living payment from today (May 2).

There are also plenty of energy grants and schemes open to help you out if you're struggling – ask your supplier to check.

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For example, British Gas confirmed that it'll pay its most vulnerable customers grants worth up to £1,500 to help with sky-high bills.

There's also a one-off fuel voucher from your energy supplier if you're on a prepayment meter.

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