How can saving energy benefit your bank balance?
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Being a student can sometimes give you a slight shock, particularly when you are renting your own home with a group of friends and you see the bills fly in every month. Of course, energy bills can be incredibly high and sometimes it may mean wrapping up in multiple layers of clothes (yes, we‘ve all done it at some point) to save our pockets as well as our social lives. Energy bills aren’t getting any cheaper so it is always to be frugal and re-use where you can. By following the below hints and tips you can save yourself a small fortune. Make Use of Fresher’s Fairs There are a whole host of freebies that you can gain from your university Fresher’s Fair during the first couple of weeks of the academic year. Always keep money and energy saving in mind and keep an eye out for any great deals or products which may help you save. Follow the Student Switch Off Established by the NUS, the Student Switch Off is a non for profit campaign which actively encourages students to take action on climate change. They run a whole host of competitions in which you can win prizes whilst saving energy costs. If your landlord or halls of residence aren’t pressing ways of saving energy then get on their case! Use a Countdown Timer Heated water is one of the priciest energy needs within a household. It is often a wise idea to invest in a shower timer which allows you to set an alarm after you have spent a set amount of time using water. An easier option could be to place a clock inside your bathroom. Add a Layer
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