Soaring energy prices and the Russia-Ukraine war, which enters its 69th day appear to have an impact on how much energy and heating Britons are using for their homes.
A new study by intelligent home climate management provider tado° found that almost 60% of Brits have reduced energy in their home since the war in Ukraine.
A staggering 79% of those claimed this is due to the high cost of bills.
Nearly 11.4% of British households stated they were reducing energy to protect the environment and 9.8% to reduce their reliance on imported gas from Russia.
The survey of 15,000 customers also shows of all respondents who reduced their energy consumption, 66% of Europeans do so to avoid high energy prices, 18% want to reduce reliance on imported gas from Russia and 16% want to save energy for environmental reasons.
Charities had previously warned that Russia’s war in Ukraine could leave an estimated 8.5 million UK households in fuel poverty.