Winter is coming and summer’s becoming a distant memory but have you switched on your central heating yet?
Temperatures have begun to fall over the last few weeks but have homeowners taken the plunge to switch on the radiators or been put off by the rising costs?
We took to the streets of Lynn on a chilly day to find out.
Hardy Janie Green works outside and has not yet switched on the heating of her home in Walpole Highway.
She said: “We haven’t found it cold enough yet to switch it on.
“Oil costs such a lot of money. Temperatures would have to drop to 6C to warrant putting it on.”
Susan Webb, of Jermyn Road, Gaywood, has found it cold in the mornings.
She said: “I have put the heating on for a few mornings.
“It has been on for a couple of evenings but I switch it off before going to bed.
“We have had a good summer but it was only seven weeks but it is a long winter if we don’t have a proper spring or autumn.”
Morris Henson, of Park Crescent, Magdalene, has also had the heating on.
He said: “We have had it on for a couple of nights as it has been so chilly.
“The price of oil has not put us off. It is expensive but we are being careful.”
Verrall Grimes has briefly switched on the heating at his home in Docking.
He said: “I put it on for 15 minutes this morning just to take the chill out.
“I am in an oil syndicate and it is a really good scheme as we are able to find the best deals.”
Cyril Route has not found the weather cool enough to warrant switching on the heating of his home in Lynn.
He said: “We have had beautiful weather this summer – it’s been one of the best we have ever had.
“We use common sense with our heating. We don’t have it on full all the time, but just use it to heat the room.
“Pensions have not increased over the years and it can be hard living sometimes.”