One in 14 couples have broken up over heating disagreements, a new study has shown.
Boiler Plan surveyed Brits to see if 'thermo-spats' were on the up given the recent run of cold weather.
The research revealed that one in 14 admitted to splitting up with, or taking a break from, their partner over arguments to do with the heating, with five per cent saying they argue every day during the winter over the temperature of their home.
Almost a third of men (31 per cent) said they offer to compromise more on the thermostat temperature, compared to a quarter of women (25 per cent).
Discussions about the heating seem to be a regular feature in many households, with one in six admitting they discuss the heating for more than ten minutes a day - that's the equivalent of two and a half days a year arguing over how warm the house should be.
A common cause for a row is partners leaving the heating on for their pets. One in five argue about this, with 18 per cent of participants saying they're happy to pay more in bills to keep their animals comfy.
But while others are strict on their heating schedule, 34 per cent of those surveyed said they only turn their heating on if they have to.
Boiler Plan has shared six useful tips that could help save on energy bills and household arguments:
1) Put your boiler on a timer
Popping a timer on means there's no arguing about when to click the heating on and off
2) Close your curtains
Heat can escape through your windows so trap it in by closing your curtains or blinds
3) Look at switching your energy supplier
This could save you up to £300
4) Choose a smart thermostat
Smart thermostats help you to track usage
5) Get a magnetic cat flap
Drafts can leave you feeling miserable. For cat-lovers, magnetic cat flaps reduce them.
6) Try and avoid putting your clothes on the radiator
Having furniture or clothes obstructing the radiator can stop the room from warming up