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Hannah Evans, your Energy Advocate, is offering 7 tips to help you keep warm in cold winter day without spent much money!
So that means Christmas shopping, dark nights… and expensive fuel bills? Not necessarily. Just because we are students and most of us are living on a relatively tight budget that does not mean we have to run ourselves into our overdrafts or slowly freeze over the winter months. To help get you guys thinking about how you could keep those cold flurries away without losing too many pennies, here are some top tips!
1. Wear more layers.
It might sound obvious but chucking on an extra jumper or two and some woolly socks can make a big difference!
2. Be more active
Stop sit in front of your computer all day, stand up and walk around every once a while will effectively keep you warm! It is that simple.
Food is where we get the energy we need in order to stay warm so regular hot meals and drinks are essential! Try to eat warm food as it taste better than cold food!
4.Drink warm water.
If you don’t already have a thermal bottle for hot water, why not get a bottle clothes to keep it warm. be creative, you can easily make one use old towel or piece of cloth.
5.Draw your curtains.
This will help you to reduce heat loss through your windows, easy!
6.Close off any unused rooms.
This will help you to reduce heat loss by preventing the warm air circulating in unnecessary areas of your home.
If you have a small budget to invest in your home, weather stripping around your windows and doors can reduce the amount of cold air coming in and hot air going out! However, if times are truly hard, a rolled up towel at the bottom of your doors could still so the trick. So there you have it! 7 cheap and easy ways to keep warm this winter. However, if you feel you could do with a little more advice, just get in touch and either myself or another Energy Advocate will be more than happy to help! Now bring on those blizzards!
Hannah is currently studying Environmental Sciences in the University of Birmingham, should anyone in Birmingham have any queries on improving home energy efficiency and reduces energy bills, please contact Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org