You probably already have a couple of tricks up your sleeve when it comes to saving up a few bucks on your energy bills. Maybe you’re even trying to put some sustainable practices into action. For example, you never leave the tap running while you brush your teeth, you turn on the lights only when you need them, and you upcycle as much as possible.
But if you work from home, going green might not seem like a reachable goal. The problem is that a lot of people have no clue how to reduce their energy usage, so they see this task as borderline impossible. After all, what can you do if your work requires you to use high-consuming devices?
Well, as it turns out, there are plenty of tricks that could help you turn your home office into a sustainable place.
Here are just some of them.
Avoid Standard Light Bulbs
Energy-efficient light bulbs use about 25%-80% less energy than standard ones and can last 3-25 times longer (depending on the type of bulb and usage.)
These alternative bulbs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save money each month. They also come in a variety of colors and brightness levels so that you can choose the ones that best suit your needs. As far as price goes, it’s true that energy-efficient bulbs are more expensive than regular ones. But, try to think of it as an investment that in return will bring lower energy consumption.
Switch to Laptop
According to one report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), computers are among the highest energy consuming electronics in a household. Unfortunately, very few people know that these devices consume a lot of the energy even when they are idle.
Laptops are a better, more sustainable option, with some models using up to 80% less energy than desktop computers. Of course, not every laptop on the market is energy-efficient. That’s why it’s important to do your research about the product’s technical description and consider this information when buying a device.
Get Outlet Timers
Your electronics are consuming energy even when they’re off, and some might need a lot of it. Outlet timers allow you to cut back on electricity use and save money in the process. Some models can even let you time when the lights should turn on.
Having a Sustainable Home Office
Just because you spend more time at home doesn’t mean you can’t cut back on energy costs and become more environmentally friendly. These simple and cost-effective sustainable practices allow you to take your home office to the next level.
If you need help going green, Double A can take care of some of your needs. As an sustainable paper manufacturer, our smooth, no-jam paper will help make your home office more energy-efficient.