Managing Your Student Budget
We know that every penny counts when you are managing your student budget, with energy bills being one of the biggest headaches. There are lots of little ways though that can shave off a £1 here or £10 there and before you know it, you’ve saved enough off your annual bills to ease the headache. >>
We set ourselves a little challenge to see if we could find enough ways to cut energy bills that could save you £200 in a year….
Cut 1 – Turn off the standby
Turning your appliances off standby mode could save you around £30 per year. To make things easier you can get a standby saver which means you can turn off all your appliances in one go. You don’t even need to worry about upsetting any appliance programming – most can be turned off at the plug without upsetting the programming.
Cut 2 – Spend less time in the shower
Each person spending a few minutes less in the shower each day will save around £25 off your energy bills each year. In a house with four people, this equates to an annual saving of £100.
Cut 3 – Turn off the lights when you aren’t using them
Regardless of the type of light, if you switch a light off for just a few seconds, you will save more energy than it takes for the light to start up again. This will save you around £15 on your annual energy bills.
Cut 4 – Be washing up wise
Use a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap can save £30 a year in energy bills.
Cut 5 – Careful with the kettle
Only filling the kettle with the amount of water that you need can save you money. Social students get through plenty of cups of tea and coffee so this trick could save you around £12 a year.
Tip 6 – Cut a cycle
If you Cutback your washing machine use by just one cycle per week you could save £5 a year on energy, and a further £8 a year on metered water bills.
VOILA – Total Saving: £200
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