A dad who introduced a “no electricity at home” policy only has the heating on once a week and has forced his family to wear head torches to save money on their electricity bill.

Chavdar Todorov, from Barnet, wanted his family to cut back on their energy usages when they saw their bill more than double in price to £320 a month.

The 53-year-old came up with the genius idea to use head torches to avoid turning on their lights at home.

Moda Todorova (left) and her husband Chavdar (right) use head torches as lights to cut down their electricity bill (Image: SWNS)

Now he, his wife, Moda, 49, and their children – Teo, 14, and Nicole, 20 – hope to save as much as they can on their electricity costs by keeping their usage to a minimum to reduce their annual £3.8k bill.

The family is limiting their heating by only turning it on once a week and keeping warm by wrapping up in coats and blankets.

Chavdar Todorov suggested using head lights as the family reduce costs (Image: SWNS)

Yoga teacher Mrs Todorov 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.”

Yoga teacher Moda Todorov says it’s like being in the 18th century (Image: SWNS)

After moving from Bulgaria in 2004, the family went from paying £140 a month to £320 in June.

The wife said: “We don’t know yet what it’s gone up to again but we’re trying to do everything we can to keep it down.

“We wrap up in blankets and coats and only put the heating on about once a week just to get some heat through the house.

“Our back door isn’t very insulating and you can really feel the cold and wind.”

Mr Todorov, a banker and decorator, thought to buy £8.48 smart headlights to use instead of having their lights on at home.

His wife said: “It’s like we’re back in the 18th century.

“We don’t know what the bill is going to be like at the end of the month so we’re doing everything we can.”