THE cost of living crisis is forcing shoppers to get savvy and find ways to save money.
Heated airers have been surging in popularity in recent months as they’re usually a cheaper option compared to tumble dryers.
The HomeApp store 220 watt heated airer comes in at £44.99 and costs roughly 7p an hour to use.
It features 18 heated bars and can take a maximum weight of five kilos. And it folds flat so you can store it away.
However, the appliance is so popular it’s currently sold out online.
We’ve approached Home Bargains to see what stock levels are like in-store and will update this story when we know more.
You can risk heading out to your nearest branch to see if they’ve got them in stock though.
But you might want to call ahead to check if they’ve got any in as it could save you some time.
Shoppers have spotted the heated airer online and sharing their excitement at bagging one.
One said: “Think I’ll get one!”
Another person tagging her friend said: “You need one xx.”
Websites like Price Spy let you compare products across thousands of shops to find out where you can get the best price.
If you’re looking to save on your food shop, trolley.co.uk compares thousands of products across a number of supermarkets.
While no other retailers were selling the exact same model of heated airer as Home Bargains we found a similar one on sale at Wowcher for £36 – nearly £10 cheaper.
How else can I save on my energy bills?
If you’re looking for other ways to save money on your energy bills this winter, we’ve got you covered.
Here are just a few tips you can employ.
Tinfoil behind the radiator
Fitting radiator foil, or tin foil if you’ve not got as much money, behind your radiator will stop excess heat being blown up the wall and will reflect it into the room.
The simple trick could save you around £25 on your bills every year too.
Obviously you’ll have to factor in the costs of buying the foil – but we found some on sale at Screwfix for £7.99.
Switch to LED lights
Making the switch to LED lights saved one mum nearly £500 a year on her bills.
They use around 90% less energy than normal halogen bulbs so you’re helping to save the planet too.
Take it down a notch
Turning down your thermostat by just one degrees might not make a massive difference to the temperature of your home.
But it could save you heaps on your energy bills.
Uswitch has said turning it down by one degree could save you up to £80 a year on your bills.
In other news, we reveal the full list of postcode areas getting cold weather payments worth £25 direct to bank accounts.
Plus, the Christmas lights you’ll want to avoid to save money on your bills.
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