Dad forces family to wear head torches to save on electricity bill

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Dad forces family to wear head torches to save on electricity bill

A tight dad puts his heating on once a week and makes his family wear head-torches to save cash.

Chavdar Todorov, 53, took the drastic decision when his energy bills doubled to almost $600 a month.

It means he, wife Moda, 49, and kids Nicole, 20, and Teo, 14, keep warm by wrapping up in coats and blankets.

And the head-torches mean he can keep his lights off as much as possible.

Banker and part-time decorator Chavdar, of Barnet, North London, said: “It’s like we’re back in the 18th century.

“We don’t know what the bill is going to be so we’re doing everything we can.

“I can now wear the head-torch and get around without switching on the lights.

“We’re reducing our TV watching and only having it on sometimes.”

Yoga teacher Moda said: “We’re trying to think positive but it’s hard.”

“I don’t put the heating on if I’m home alone and just keep my jacket on.

“My husband came up with the funny idea of using head torches.

“We keep the lights off and use our head torches but it’s scary and I don’t feel as safe.

“There have been a lot of burglaries in our area.

“We light candles and try and make it romantic.”

Moda – who is originally from Bulgaria – did admit, however, that she hoped the torch wearing would not have to continue.

“I hope it’s not something we’ll keep having to do,” she said.

This article was originally published by The Sun and reproduced with permission

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