With more and more people working from home, we thought it would be a great time to focus on energy savings tips for those spending time in their home offices.
Open the curtains
Letting natural light pour in instead of using overhead lights or lamps will not only help you save energy, but it just might brighten your mood.
Change your computer's energy settings
Each computer has built-in settings to save energy. Even small changes to the brightness of your monitor will help extend your battery life. When you extend your computer's battery life, you will find yourself plugging into an electrical outlet less often.
Use a power strip
Are you using a printer, scanner, monitor, wireless router, and phone charger at the same time? Plug all of these items into a power strip to ensure these devices aren't drawing power when they're not in use.
Turn off the lights in the rooms you're not using
If you plan on spending time in a home office or your dining room for the next few hours, be sure to turn off any other lights. Make this a habit during all times of the day and you'll never forget again.
Adjust your thermostat
Throw on a sweatshirt or grab a blanket and bump your thermostat down a few degrees. Or instead of using the air conditioner in warmer months, try opening a window.
When you're done using your computer for the day, turn it off.
If you're practicing healthy work boundaries and know you won't be on your computer again until the next day, turn it off. The same goes for printers or any devices.
For more energy savings tips or to schedule a free energy consultation with our energy advisor, please contact us.