5 Ways To Save Energy This Winter

November 30, 2021

When you move into your own house for the first time as a student, there is no longer a parent around to turn the lights off after you, deal with the thermostat or put power setting controls on your TV. It’s all down to you! Therefore, it is important for you to really understand how your energy consumption affects your usage levels – and ultimately, your bill. These are just a few tips which could help you to ensure that you stay within your energy allowances and improve your awareness of what is required to be energy efficient. Not living efficiently costs students valuable money – and frankly, it’s not that difficult to adapt. So, as the nights get colder and longer we thought we let you in on 5 energy saving tips to help you save money on energy this winter:

1. Get rid of those draughts

Unless you live in a new home, draught spots are very common. Invest in draught excluders for windows and doors - they can make a big difference to the temperature of your property!

2. Let the sun in during the day

The sun is a free natural source of warmth, so open up those blinds and curtains during the day - it’s far nicer than artificial light anyway.

3. Close the curtains at night

On the flipside, you will lose a lot of heat through your windows when the sun goes down. So keep the warmth by closing those blinds and curtains to insulate your home at night.

4. Keep it constant

Consider keeping your heating on a lower heat full-time as this can be more energy efficient than switching it on and off throughout the day.

5. Don’t forget to turn off

If you are leaving your student house during the Christmas holidays, make sure to turn off the heating and lights, and unplug electrical devices from their sockets

So what are you waiting for?! Get your housemates on board and make some changes today to save your precious cash and help the environment whilst doing so!