Whether you love it or hate it, it looks like working from home is here to stay.
It is now more important than ever to make sure our homes as energy efficient as possible (not just for the planet, but also for our bank accounts!). With staying in, the new going out there’s no wonder there has been higher than usual levels of household energy consumption.
Many people have seen an increase in their energy bills this year, plus more and more of us are becoming conscious of the individual impact we have on the environment. Energy shouldn’t be stressful! Follow our simple tips to help you use less energy when working from home:
Try to make the most of natural light
Making the most of natural light throughout the day can save you from having to turn on additional lights, and also might mean a nice change of scenery. Try switching up where you sit to take advantage of the sunlight throughout the day.
Use your computers built-in energy efficiency settings.
Whilst shutting down your device when not in use is the best way to conserve energy, sleep mode can also be very effective of saving power. Computers also come equipped with energy saving features that may just not be switched on. Explore your computer settings and let your technology do all the work.
Unplug your devices
Office set ups often involve multiple uses of electricity. Computer monitors, mobile phones, laptops, printers…the list goes on! The appliances all draw upon a huge amount of energy which all adds up on your power bill (as well as on your carbon footprint). The solution is simple: Try to remember to unplug your devices when not in use.
Check your consumption data
Regularly checking how much energy you are using can help you become more aware of your energy output, see if there are any spikes in energy usage during specific time periods and show if there are any wastage problems. Using our Fusion Portal, you can get real time consumption data in an easy to read format. This can help you better understand and change your consumption habits.