Make your home office more energy efficient
SAVE WHILE YOU STAY AT HOME
Spending more time at home means you’re likely using more energy. Here are a few handy tips to help you save while staying safe at home:
Making use of natural light is a simple way to save energy and money. Next time you flick a switch on, ask yourself if you need the extra light.
ENERGY STAR® CERTIFIED PRODUCTS
ENERGY STAR certified products like clothes washers and refrigerators are typically in the top 15 to 30% of their class in energy performance. Upgrading to ENERGY STAR certified products is a simple way to save energy every day.
ADJUST YOUR THERMOSTAT
Spring is a good time to adjust your thermostat settings. During air conditioning season, increase your home’s temperature by at least 3°C at night. This will take the burden off your air conditioner and help you save on cooling costs.
ADVANCED POWER STRIPS
If you’re working from home, you may be using more electronics than usual. It’s more important than ever to use advanced power strips that stop these devices from drawing power when they’re not in use.
TURN OFF AND UNPLUG
This one may seem obvious, but it’s easy to forget. When you’re not using devices, turn them off and unplug them.
LIMIT AIR CONDITIONING
As summer returns, try using fans or opening your windows instead of turning on the air conditioning. If air conditioning is necessary, use a programmable or smart thermostat to save energy and money.