Being a student is fantastic: cheap drinks; lie ins all day; no parents; no bedtimes – but the Uni experience can often be hindered by a common phase heard around campus:ways to help you keep those energy bills down.
“I don’t have any money!”
One of the major downsides of living with your mates in your own house or flat at Uni is the need to start paying energy bills for the first time. Unfortunately, electricity and gas really are that expensive and the more you pay for them, the less money you have to spend on books, pens and folders/kebabs, pints and curries (depending on your Uni experience). Here at TheGreenAge, we are all about energy efficiency and we have come up with our top 10 cheap and easy ways to help you keep those energy bills down.
1. Turn your thermostat DOWN always does the trick!
Why? Because the boiler doesn’t need to work as hard and turning down the thermostat on the wall by just 1oC should save about £60 over the year.
TheGreenAge top tips:
- Just remember that in the middle of winter, sitting around in shorts and a T-shirt is unnecessary – jumpers were made for a reason!
2. Turn off lights! REALLY SIMPLE but it makes a big difference!
Traditional lightbulbs turn electricity into about 95% heat and 5% light. Replacing with low energy lighting is obviously an even better solution (using 90% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs) but if your budget can’t stretch, then turn them off when you aren’t using them.
Click on Page 2 below for Energy Tips 3, 4 & 5