There is only a few certain things in life and one of them is that the prices of energy be it gas, oil or electric is going to go up, so wanting to do our small but for yourselves and the environment we have produced a few hints and tips on how to Save money and protect the environment suitable for both landlords and tenants alike, so whether your attending Coventry university or Warwick be you a landlord or tenant we are here to help you reduce your costs and outgoings.
Below you will find a few simple & easy steps which if followed can increase your Energy efficiency and save you money:
Always think about Utility costs before you move in. If possible ask the present tenants about their approx monthly utility bills, ask the landlord if the property has been energy improved, ask to see the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate).
By law before a lettings agent can show you the property he has to have an EPC carried out to conform to British regulations.
HINTS & TIPS
•If buying/hiring a washing machine/fridge or a freezer, choose one that is energy efficient. If you have off-peak (economy 7) electricity, do your washing at night.
•If you have a room thermostat reduce it by 1 deg Celsius. Only pay for the heat you need, turn off radiators in rooms not in use. when you go out turn down thermostat valves on your radiators if you have any.
•Turn off the lights in unoccupied rooms. if possible get low energy light bulbs, on average uses five times less electricity and lasts up to eight times longer.
•Damp rooms are harder to heat, try to open the window first thing in the morning to let moist air out. do not forget to close it when you leave.
•Wait until you have a full load of washing, use the half load or economy button on the washing machine.
•Take a shower instead of a bath & don’t fill up the kettle too much.
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If you have anymore hints and tips that you would like to see here please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org