Shoppers rush to buy £1 gadget to avoid putting the heating on – and it costs nothing to run | The Sun

ALTHOUGH many of us are enjoying an unusually warm spell of weather right now the temperatures will drop. 

When that does happen many people will be grappling with the question of when to put the heating on. 

Energy prices are still pretty high so you should only be putting on your heating when you need to but even that can lead to other problems. 

It’s around this time of year when people start to see condensation, damp or even mould build in their homes as a result of colder weather. 

Experts usually advise you to keep your heating on but allow a good amount of airflow in your homes with the windows open to combat this. 

Not exactly ideal for someone who is looking to keep the energy bills low.

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But shoppers have found a new gadget that does the job of tackling condensation so you won’t have to flick the heating on just yet. 

And it will only set you back 93p.

Brits have started getting their hands on interior dehumidifiers to help tackle damp, mould, mildew and condensation.

Similar to electric dehumidifiers, they work by sucking extra moisture out of the air, but these ones have the added bonus of being completely free to run. 

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These are very simple to use you simply peel back the foil, leave the lid on and let them do their thing.

After extended use, you will be able to tell how well the interior dehumidifier is working by how much water it has collected. 

Most supermarkets sell these online and in-store for a few bob, Savers even have a deal where you can get three for £2.79.

Tesco has got one for £1 and customers are loving them. 

One shopper said: “One of the best small dehumidifiers I've found. Don't get me wrong, this is no substitute for one of the big electrical machines, but it does the job for small areas.”

“Don't throw this out as it is working, even if it doesn't appear to. I suspect the little beads need to capture the moisture from the air, eventually dissolving. After about a month, mine is just collecting water in the container,” another said.

A third said: “They work brilliantly. They take a while to see the trapped water but they work. We had been prone to a  lot of condensation and black mould as a result, these totally stop that.”

You can even get scented interior dehumidifiers which work to remove unwanted odours as well as moisture. 

These work well in bathrooms and large vehicles. 

In extreme cases of damp and mould, it’s best to keep the windows open to allow airflow, consider using an anti-mould treatment to tackle the problem.  

You can seek out an expert and if you are renting speak to your landlord about fixing the issue. 

Other things that can help include not leaving your clothes to dry on radiators, and always cooking with ventilation. 

In other news, an energy expert has revealed four small changes to make in each room to reduce your bills by £700.

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