Saving money as a student can be difficult if you're going to enjoy what are commonly known as the best years of your life. We understand that it's a difficult transition to having to manage and pay for all your own bills; however, energy suppliers really take advantage of this and can almost charge you whatever they want. We're glad you've found this page, because now you can start fighting back and save maximum money for minimal effort. All the information you'll need to save hundreds of pounds is right here.
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How much do energy bills cost?
Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer to this question as it all depends on your house. The main things are: how big is your house?; how many people live in it?; How much gas and electricity are you using? Most student houses in a three bedroom terrace house are likely to use around 1,000 - 1,400 kWh of gas and 300 - 500 kWh of electricity per month. We understand that this probably doesn't mean much to you like that; however, below you'll see this translated into pounds and pence. If you have a standard tariff with Co-operative Energy, which is the type of deal your landlord is likely to put you one, as its the most expensive, would cost you something like: Monthly usage: Gas - 1,312 kWh Electricity - 465 kWh
Monthly cost: Gas - £64 Elec - £90 ____ Total - £154 (£51.33 each per month)
Now, if you decide to spend 10 minutes on the phone to us today, you could switch to a deal something like the one below:
Tariff: Sainsbury's 'Fixed Price May 2018' Monthly cost: Gas - £46 Elec - £62 ____ Total - £108 (£36 each per month)
By merely switching your energy provider your house could be saving a huge £45 per month, adding up to a rather large £540 per year.
Avoid estimated bills
Your energy supplier is only legally obligated to come and read your gas and electricity meters every two years, which means that the rest of the time you are going to be charged based on an 'estimated figure', which is always inflated with students because they know they can get away with it. To counteract this, you can send them a meter reading every month, or even just every now and again (you'll still save money). This will take you around 1 minute: it basically consists of you copying 4 or 5 numbers from your meter and posting it online for you energy supplier. You can find out how to do this for different meter types by clicking the link below. How to give a meter reading
Key contact information
Some of the customer service facilities in the Liverpool universities are fantastic, and as such, if you're wanting to contact someone from your uni before contacting us, use the following information.
University of Liverpool
Student accomodation enquiries (on campus) - +44 (0) 151 795 0319 - firstname.lastname@example.org Student Union - +44 (0) 151 794 6868 - email@example.com Student Services - +44 (0) 151 794 5863 - firstname.lastname@example.org Student services address Student Welfare Advice and Guidance University of Liverpool Alsop Building Brownlow Hill Liverpool L3 5TX
Liverpool Hope University
Student accomodation enquiries (on campus) - +44 (0) 151 291 3434 - email@example.com Student Union - +44 (0) 151 291 3707 - firstname.lastname@example.org Student Services - +44 (0) 151 291 3427 - email@example.com Student services address First Floor, Gateway Building Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD
Liverpool John Moores University
Student accomodation enquiries (on campus) - +44 (0) 151 231 4166 - firstname.lastname@example.org Student Union - +44 (0) 151 231 4900 - email@example.com Student Services - +44 (0) 151 231 3048 - firstname.lastname@example.org