KEEP WARM WITH CLOTHING
Again, this seems obvious. Wear warm clothing and snuggle up in blankets; you’ll be less tempted to stick the heating on in the first place!
When cooking, it would be wise to cook multiple meals at once to get the most out of heating up your oven! As a student, having your meals ready-made will save you a lot of time in the future!
TURN DOWN THE THERMOSTAT
This one might seem obvious, but turning down your thermostat by just one degree could save you as much as £60 a year! It’s also cheaper to have your heating running on low continuously rather than turning it on and off.
USE THE SMALL RING
You’re probably only heating a small meal but you’re using a large pan on a large ring! Just use a small pan on a small ring as it saves energy and your meal will heat quicker!
Showering uses much less water than having a bath (as long as you’re not standing under the stream for hours on end). Also, turning down the pressure of your shower saves even more water and money.
USE YOUR OVEN AS HEATING
This is a good one! Leave your oven door open after cooking and allow the escaping heat to help heat your home! No energy will be going to waste.
BE EFFICIENT WITH WASHING
Most of your washing machine’s energy is spent on heating the water itself – washing your clothes at 30-40 degrees will save you energy and won’t damage your clothes!
APPLY FOR A LOFT INSULATION GRANT
25% of the heat in your home rises and gets lost in your loft space. If you get loft insulation, you could save up to 20% on your fuel bills – that’s a saving of roughly £130 a year! Whoa! So if you rent a house, give your landlord or agents a call to see if you’re eligible.
HANG UP YOUR LAUNDRY
Air-dry your laundry instead of putting it inside a tumble dryer; they are incredibly expensive to run! Plus there isn’t anything nicer than fresh, air-dried clothes.
Only iron what you deem completely necessary - e.g. shirts. Things like socks, pants, and leggings go completely unnoticed without ironing and it saves energy, money, and time!