Do high energy bills, train delays and dark mornings make you grumpy in winter?

A uSwitch poll reveals our main gripes about Winter and the things we do to prepare and make the whole thing more bearable

A recent poll from uSwitch has found out what it really is that winds us up about the chilliest season.

Despite many viewing the festive season as a highlight of wintertime, Christmas (marketing, festive songs and expenditure) came in the top five wind-ups along with dreaded colds and generally bad weather.

The top 20 things that wind Brits up during winter:

Colds and flu
High energy bills
How dark it is in the mornings
The weather
Christmas – marketing, festive songs and saving for presents
Slipping on ice
How cold it is at home
Getting up early to de-ice the car
Feeling miserable
Clocks going back
Everyone’s grumpy
People being dramatic about bad weather conditions
Drivers slithering around in the snow, blocking routes
People wearing summer clothes and then complaining that they’re cold
More parents clogging up roads by driving children to school
Commuting or train delays
Rubbish on the TV
Trying to use your phone while wearing gloves
Having to carry an umbrella everywhere
Cost of going out
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Tom Lyon, energy expert at, commented on the findings:

“As a nation we love to moan, especially about our long list of winter woes.

“Almost half of consumers get annoyed by cold weather and high energy bills, yet just one in 20 switch energy provider to prepare for winter.”

Preparing for winter

The survey of 2,000 adults also asked what they did as a ritual to prepare for winter.

Despite energy bill prices being a large and resaonable annoyance, just six per cent do so to prepare for winter. Instead, Brits are more likely to turn on the heating (51%), swap to a warmer duvet (38%) and replace summer clothes for jumpers (26%).

The top 10 things Brits do to prepare for winter:

Turn on the heating
Put a warmer duvet on the bed
Get jumpers out the cupboard
Cut the garden back
Put summer clothes away
Get the boiler serviced
Stock up on tins of soup
Buy a new coat
Get the car serviced
Buy new gloves and a hat

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