The coronavirus pandemic has put the world on lockdown and made everyone stay at home. Now everyone has to modify their lifestyle to maintain social distancing as much as possible. And to maintain social distancing, most of the businesses are preferring work from home culture to keep business running. Now that people are working from home and staying indoors most of the time, they are using more energy than ever in their homes, and this resulted in higher electricity bills.
Here are some of the ways to save electricity while working from home
1. Use Energy Efficient Equipment
Constant use of desktop or laptop or other gadgets is likely to shoot up the energy utilization. Therefore, you should use energy-efficient alternatives available, use table lamps instead of room light, replace old tube lights with LEDs, between desktop and laptop choose later for lower energy consumption. Do you know that CRT monitors use 43 more watts than LCD screens, so if you are using an old one, it’s time to replace it.
2. Use Power Management Techniques
Don’t overuse the computer and laptops. And use battery efficiency mode as much as possible to avoid high energy consumption by using power saver mode. This little feature can save you a lot of energy. Your electrician can also help you with smart power management in your house with better wiring and lighting. Salter Electric’s residential electricians provide more eco-friendly, safe, and power-efficient lighting in the house.
3. Shutdown/Unplug When Not In Use
Electronics consume electricity even when they are in standby mode. Always switch off or unplug the device when not in use. Keep the devices like printer and scanners unplugged when not in use, unplug chargers after charging phones or other devices. Invest in a power strip, it allows you to switch off all plugged electronics with one button.
4. Set A Timetable For Laundry
Do laundry according to a set timetable. You’ll be staying indoors most of the time so you can skip a few days as your clothes will not get that dirty. Dry it out in the open air rather than using the tumble dryer. It would protect the fabric, keep clothes fresh, and natural sunlight will kill germs and viruses.
5. Avoid Working For Longer Hours
Cutting down your screen time will save electricity and keep you fresh for the next day too. Work smarter, not longer hours, while working from home people forget when to switch off work and this will leave you exhausted and surge electricity consumption. You can stay online on the phone and check emails to stay connected.
6. Use More Natural Light
Natural light keeps you energetic and uplifts your mood, so try using it as much as you can. Working under natural sunlight will also give you essential Vitamin-D to fight with coronavirus. Open all the windows and curtains while working, it’s much better than electrical lights and will save you some bucks too.
7. Don’t Heat Too Much In Kettle
Who doesn’t love a hot cup of coffee while working, and as you are working from home, you’ll need more cups to keep you focused. But remember to boil only as much water you need. Less water will boil quickly and consume less energy to heat the kettle.
These are some simple and smart ways to save electricity while working from home. If you need any kind of help related to electricity, contact us. We are providing emergency electrical services with maintaining social distancing and following all required safety procedures.