CUMNOCK and Upper Nithsdale residents have been urged to remember to reduce their heating as temperatures rise earlier than usual.

Following a cold start to the year, many homes will still have their heating set to deal with freezing conditions.

Households in Scotland are now being urged to ‘spring clean’ their heating system to avoid missing out on potential savings to their bills.

A few simple adjustments can help households reduce their energy usage and enjoy cheaper bills.