With many cost advantages to working from home, the one area where the costs will begin to add up is your energy consumption using your home as your office. We are usually out all day in our Offices, now that we are home, we are quickly adding up the costs with energy consumption.
While we are saving money on transport, coffee and let’s not forget those costly takeaway lunches, here is a few tips on how to save on the rising energy cost.
Keep an eye on your energy costs with these tips.
The consumption in technology
Computers, monitors , laptops and chargers are essential parts of a home office, but they can significantly drain power.
Standby power can add up to 10% to your energy bill, so using a power board can have a surprising impact.
There are so many appliances to plug in, the best way to watch the consumption is to simply buy a power board, plug all your appliances in and at the end of the day, simply switch off the power board to eliminate stand by consumption.
Because laptops don’t need to be plugged in all the time. They are a more energy-efficient choice than desktop computers.
Simple changes to your computer settings can also boost your energy savings:
- Change your screensaver to a blank screen
- Set your power-saving mode to come on after 20 minutes of inactivity
- Use ‘hibernate’ instead of ‘sleep’ mode
- Turn off any programs, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you’re not using them.
If you understand your energy consumption habits, you can identify more opportunities for savings. While being at home during the day, take the chance to run the dishwasher or the washing machine during the “Off-peak” times.
Taking the time to understand your energy consumption and bill are important.
If you are wanting to find some Ezi solutions to your rising costs, have a look at our Residential Energy Plans Here.