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How to Save Energy and Slash Costs While Working from Home 

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Looking for ways to save energy while working from home? We got you! So, you’ve joined the glorious world of remote work, where pajamas pass as professional attire, and your cat is your new office manager. But here’s the catch: spending more time at home means your energy consumption has gone through the roof, and your utility bills have skyrocketed faster than ever.  Don’t worry, though! We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves to help you conserve energy and cut costs without going all “energy police” on yourself. 

7 ways to save energy while working from home 

Give those electronics the cold shoulder 

Believe it or not, those sneaky electronic devices keep sucking up power even when they’re snoozing. Even when they’re not in use, they’re secretly guzzling energy behind your back. So, make sure you switch off your gadgets when you’re not using them.  

Embrace the power of sunlight 

Forget those artificial lights for a sec and let the sun do its thing. Open those blinds and curtains and let the natural light flood in. Not only will you feel a bit more in touch with nature, but you’ll also save some serious energy by giving your light fixtures a break. 

Master the art of thermostat wizardry 

Don’t turn your home into a sweatbox or a meat locker. Look, we get it. You want to stay comfy while you work, but there’s no need to crank the air conditioner up to the Antarctic or turn your home into the Sahara. Set your thermostat at a reasonable temperature, somewhere in the range of “just right” but not “I can see my breath” or “I’m sweating like a shearer in summer.” Trust us, finding that sweet spot will save you energy and some cold, hard cash. 

Give your chargers a breather 

Those chargers for your laptops and phones love to munch on energy, even when they’re not charging a thing. So, give ’em a fair go and unplug ’em when they’re not in use. It’s a small move that’ll make a big difference in your energy bill. 

Optimise lighting and temperature 

Swap out your old-school bulbs for those top-notch LED lights. They’re more energy-efficient and last longer than your typical bulbs. Also, consider upgrading to a Home Energy Management System, tightening up your home’s insulation, or embracing natural cooling strategies. 

Go green – save energy

Ever thought about harnessing the power of the sun to light up your home? Investing in some solar panels can be a game-changer. They’ll power your home with the good ol’ Aussie sun and give you a break from relying on non-renewable energy sources. It’s like having your own mini power station on your roof! 

Keep it digital 

We’re living in the digital age, folks! Embrace the digital era and ditch the old-fashioned paper trail. Use digital files and tools for your work, and you’ll be chuffed at how much energy you’ll save. No more blooming’ paper wastage. 

Save Energy with Capital Home Electrical

By following these simple steps, you’ll be a champion at conserving energy and cutting costs while working from home. And remember, if you need any electrical assistance, Capital Home Electrical is here to help. Our top-notch sparkies will give you top-notch advice on saving energy and optimising your home’s power usage. Call us! 02 6100 2353 

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