A COUPLE managed to cut £400 off their EDF bill by turning off their quiet energy-guzzling appliance.
Harriet Morphy-Morris and her partner, from Manchester, tried every hack possible to cut down their bills.
As the cost of living crisis continues to hit Brits hard, Harriet said her household was consumed with a "fair amount of stress".
Writing for Manchester Evening News, she said: "Up until recently our monthly bill for two people exceeded the average amount for a family of four, and we couldn't understand why."
Harriet said her energy bill was around £240 per month having leapt from just £125 in a matter of months.
It wasn't until the pair had to get a small leak fixed they realised what was draining all of their energy – and money.
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The immersion heater and been left on.
Harriet added: "It wasn't until we had work done on a small water leak we realised that we had been ridiculously overspending by using our immersion heater."
Immersion heaters are found in water cylinders and are used to heat up the water in your house.
They use a lot of electricity – even if you have gas central heating.
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However, since turning it off in October, Harriet has accumulated £372 in credit.
It comes as thousands of struggling households are expected to get a £150 discount on bills this winter.
Several energy companies offer the money off bills through the Warm Home Discount scheme.
Households in England and Wales don't need to apply to get the cash and they'll automatically qualify if they were receiving certain benefits on or before Sunday, August 21.
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