Energy saving changes while working from home

Having to work from home and being confined to the house during lockdown has brought with it a few challenges with added gas and electricity costs, e.g. additional lighting, heating, electronic equipment and kitchen usage.  I found that taking some simple steps helped reduce my usage and costs, including: switching off appliances at the wall when not in use (e.g. my laptop charger), wearing extra layers while sitting still at the laptop, and positioning my work desk next to a window for natural light. 

Why the contribution is important

I find applying these simple measure are effective in keeping our energy costs down, whilst also being less harmful for the environment, particularly now this is likely to be a longer term way of working. 

by Yvonne_CEC on July 06, 2020 at 09:21AM

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  • Posted by johannacarrie August 16, 2020 at 12:23

    Being retired 'working from home' is normal to me so I support these ideas.
  • Posted by Yvonne_CEC September 09, 2020 at 09:47

    That's good to know. Do you have any other advice for saving energy whilst at home?
  • Posted by MJMcD0ugall September 09, 2020 at 11:20

    Can add the old favorites :
    only boil the water you need, half a kettle full uses much more energy than a mug full
    switch appliances off when not in use
    leave central heating 'cool', wear more clothes or use a local heater for top up
    keep reading your meters , think of weight watchers monitoring, consider ask energy supplier to provide a smart meter, then use it !
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