If you work from home, you know how easy it is to forget about saving energy. No commute means that there's no extra time spent in the car, but also means that there's no reminder to turn off lights and electronics when not in use. No one else is around to remind you either! But if we want to save money on our utility bills, we need to be proactive about saving energy while working at home.
In this blog post I'll share 4 tips for saving energy when working from home so read on!
1) Turn off your computer and monitor after every use and turn off the lights in any room where no one is going to be for more than 15 minutes. You can also set alarms on your phone or calendar so they're a regular reminder to turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use.
2) The Energy Saving Trust recommends a range of 18-21ºC for healthy adults. If you tend to have the heating at the higher end, turning it down by just one degree can save energy and money as well as increase your comfort level. Take this time while wearing cozy jumpers, slippers or dressing gowns to turn off some lights in order to not waste any more electricity then necessary over wintertime!
3) You can use a slow-cooker to keep your dinner warm and flavorful while you do other things. Slow cookers are versatile, energy efficient, and useful for busy people who want their food ready when they get home!
4) Natural light not only improves your mood, but it also eliminates the need for a desk lamp. Enjoying natural sunlight during daylight hours is important because high levels of artificial lighting can be bad for you and make you feel fatigued. Open up those curtains nice and wide when the day's sun shines to improve both productivities as well as psychological wellbeing! It's much more efficient than turning on the electric lights, too!
Finally, you can reduce the carbon footprint of the energy you do use by switching to a clean energy supplier like Sunworx Energy. We’ll match your power use to 100% renewable electricity generated from sun, wind, and water.