Tips: Save energy while you work
Our home has become a new office and many workers telecommute due to the coronavirus pandemic. We consume more energy and it shows on the bill. We give you some tips so that spending does not skyrocket.
Take advantage of the sunny hours
If you can, the ideal is that you take advantage of the hours of natural light. The fewer lights you have on while you work, the better. You will save on your bill. To do this, orient your “office” so that you receive as much sunlight as possible and avoid turning on more light bulbs than necessary. Your visual health will also notice it.
Try to have natural ventilation and thus you will save on the air conditioning or heating devices. If it is impossible, remember that the recommended temperatures are 25-23 degrees in summer and 20-22 in winter.
Beware of consumption in the background
Unplug any gadgets you’re not using. It is estimated that you can save up to 10% on your electricity bill by doing this. And during the weekend or the days that you do not work, turn off the equipment, do not leave them on stand-by.
Print, yes, but in moderation
Although everything is already digitized, it is sometimes unavoidable to have to use the copier or printer. If so, plan to get everything out at once and if it is double-sided, better. Take a single trip to the copier and avoid overspending.
Cook during productive hours
Being at home makes us take out our cooking vein and, in addition, it comes out several times during the same day. Check in your electricity rate what hours are the best to consume and take advantage of them to bring out the chef in you.