A PLUMBER has revealed one simple device that could save you a fortune on your gas bill – and it couldn’t be easier to use.
But this handy TikTok plumber has revealed a handy hack to “potentially half your gas bill” – and all you need to do is use the simple heating device.
By attaching a thermostatic valve to their radiator, Brits can limit or turn off the flow of gas into the radiator while the central heating is on.
This will allow you to only heat the rooms you want to, meaning there is no need to turn on every radiator in the house just to heat up over the coming winter.
Despite potentially saving a fortune, the valves can be picked up for less than £4, with TikTok plumber @djmatrixx101 showing you just how to use it.
Sharing the advice with his thousands of followers, he said: “This device will save you money, if you know how to use it properly.
“Effectively a lot of people, when the switch the central heating on, they heat the entire house – so that’s every room in the house that has a radiator they are heating using their boiler.
“The vast majority of people don’t spend all day in bed, or in the bedroom.
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“They get up, they go downstairs, they spend the day downstairs then they go upstairs, but the heating’s on all day.
“My advice is to go around every single room and [after installing thermostatic radiator valves] to switch them off if you’re not using the radiator.
“If you can turn of 50% of your volume of radiators, you will save 50% on your gas bill – it is that straight forward. If you’re not using your bedroom radiator, turn it off.
Although he admitted the handy device can still allow gas to leak through, the heating engineer showed how to fix that too.
He said: “[They have a] metal ring at the bottom. Turn the radiator valve to fully open then hand tighten the metal rings down.
“They come loose and if you don’t tighten them down when you switch the valve off the gas will still pass.
“Switch it on about an hour before you want to use the room. A bit of forward planning, a bit of thinking about it, and you will save yourself a fortune in gas.
“A lot of people make this mistake [but] these things are regulation to be fitted on any new central heating system and we have to advise when we’re changing boilers now that these be fitted, if they’re not there.
“If you don’t have them, they’re a good investment. Get them fitted.”