Information from a recent Energy Saving Trust research project showed that 

** 53% of dog owners and 47% of cat owners leave the heating on during the day to keep their pets warm
** 26% turn on the radio and 15% turn on the TV to keep pets company

The research showed that leaving the heating on for your pet could add up to £140 on a typical bills. In addition Veterinary Associations advise that neither room heating nor radio/tv are likely to be beneficial for the pets and actually distress them.

If you need some advice about how to save energy in your home and still stay warm, WinACC's home energy advice service may be able to help. Contact us on energy@winacc.org.uk or call 01962 827083