Save Energy Whilst Working From Home

With all the changes businesses have been forced to make since Covid-19 many more of us are now working from home, and it’s likely that this trend will stay – even when things are back to normal (whatever that new normal might be?!).

So with that in mind, here’s how you can save energy whilst working from home:

  1. Unplug or switch off devices when they’re not in use – some can use almost as much energy on stand-by as they do when they’re on!
  2. Use natural light as much as possible – keeping your windows clean can help with this too.
  3. Switch to energy saving lightbulbs – and remember to switch the lights off when you leave a room.
  4. When the time comes to replace items, upgrade to energy saving equipment.
  5. Use timer switches so you don’t forget to switch things off.
  6. Avoid working longer hours – and remember to switch off whatever you can during longer breaks.
  7. Only boil enough water for the tea or coffee you’re drinking – anything more is a waste of water and electricity!
  8. Batch cook meals – reheating is cheaper than cooking from scratch (and slow-cookers are great for energy saving too!).
  9. Use lids on saucepans to conserve more energy whilst cooking.
  10. Use the eco setting on appliances such as your dishwasher and washing machine – and load them up (half full cycles use just as much energy).
  11. Air-dry your clothes where possible – the tumble dryer is a huge energy monster!
  12. Invest in a smart meter and thermostat.
  13. If it’s chilly; wrap up, don’t heat empty rooms and keep an eye on your thermostat.
  14. Hunt out and isolate draughts.

And finally, most importantly:

  1. Keep an eye on your energy prices and switch to a better deal as soon as you can.

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