Argos shoppers rush to buy £4 gadget that will keep you warm without putting the heating on

ARGOS shoppers have spotted a £4 heating gadget that’s perfect for the colder months.

The item will keep you from having to put the heating on – and it’s now half price.

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Argos is selling a Fleece Wheat Warmer on its website for £4, down from £8.

It’s a microwaveable heatpack designed to relieve aches and pains, but it could also keep you toasty without needing to spend money on heating bills.

Sold in blue or purple, many customers have been snapping up the item, with one writing in its review section: “It does what it says it does, no frills no fuss.”

Another said: “Keeps my feet warm as bad circulation in feet.”

And one more praised: “Does the job! I always heat it longer than a minute and it’s been fine so far!”

If you are buying from the website, remember to factor in added delivery costs too.

Argos delivery can cost from £3.95, but the price may go up depending on where you live and how many items you’re ordering.

You can alternatively go to pick it up from your nearest store – you can find that using the locator tool on the Argos website.

It should tell you when you order whether there is one available at your closest branch, along with when you can go and pick it up.

But keep in mind you should always check around other stores as well in case you’ve missed a better deal.

You can use tools like Google Shopping or the Latest Deals app to help you compare prices of similar products elsewhere.

We didn’t find any heated items to match the Argos price, but we found an £18 heated blanket for your car from B&Q, as well as a £15 fleecy blanket from Dunelm.

Check how large each blanket is – you may be after a bigger one, or a small one like the Argos blanket might do the trick.

How much does it cost to turn on the heating?

It’s good to know how much it could cost to turn on the central heating – although the overall price will not be the same for everyone depending on what boiler you have, how much energy you use and who your provider is.

And keep in mind it may cost more in April when energy bills rise to an average price of £3,000.

Recent figures from CheckaTrade shows that the average cost of running your heating per hour is 11.51p per kilowatt-hour. This means that if you have a 24 kW boiler, it might cost you £2.76 an hour. 

So if you have your heating on overnight for eight hours, it could cost you £22.08.

Multiply that by seven and you’re paying £154.56 for the week. 

It’s also important to consider what tariff you’re on, as this could determine how much it costs you a night. 

Economy 7 or 10 tariffs mean you’ll pay less at night, but a higher rate during the day.

That’s for an average family home on the energy price cap, which is currently the cheapest available energy deal.

Elsewhere, shoppers are rushing to Aldi to buy a Kirkton House Electric Stove for £49.99, but you can only get it online.

The heating gadget comes with two heat settings, a feature that stops it overheating and a three-year warranty.

You get free delivery as it’s over £30 too and it costs 68p an hour to run on the 2000w setting.