The average student spends over £500 each year on energy bills but when looking for a property there are a number of actions you can take to save money on your energy bills.
Check out the NUS guidance which has information on Energy Performance Certificates, avoiding damp and mould, smart meters, tips on wasting less energy and getting the best deal from the suppliers:
NUS Ready to Rent: Save money on your energy bills
Smart meters help you to keep track and stay in control of your energy spending by using an in-home display that comes with the meter. Check out the video below for information.
Detailed advice on how to save energy in your home can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website.
Citizens Advice have an energy comparison tool to help make sure you are getting the best deal from your supplier.