We briefly mentioned the soaring costs of domestic energy yesterday, and it seems that it really is, if you'll pardon the pun, a burning issue for many households.

Gas and electricity costs are absolutely soaring, with huge increases being announced almost daily, so it's no surprise that many people are seriously reevaluating how they heat and power their homes.

But not many are taking it quite as far as Lee Beaumont. This 24-year-old Leeds resident was told that his boiler needed to be replaced, despite only being a few years old. He decided he wouldn't replace it and would, instead, see how long he could live without one.

howilivemylife.co.uk is his blog, where he shares his experiences and also gives fellow money savers top tips on reducing their household bills. He targets electricity and telecomms too, so this really is a fascinating social experiment to keep an eye on.