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How to Save Energy when staying and working at home?

COVID19 and lockdowns worldwide many of us are spending more time at home. If you are looking for some ways to improve your impact on the environment and put less numbers on the bills at the end of the month, here are some ideas!

  1. Choose a spot with good light

If you have to work from home, have your desk or work-station at the place with best lighting during the day, so you can use as much as natural light as possible before turning the lights on. And when you do – use energy efficient LEDs.

  • Take a break

From drawing and painting to playing a musical instrument, now’s a good time to revisit neglected hobbies or rediscover old interests. Or perhaps you have a pile of books you’ve been wanting to read. Spending some time offline can help give your mind a rest and will save energy and money.

  • Batch cooking

From homemade soup to stews and sauces, cook up a big pan at once and then refrigerate or freeze portions for later. Reheat in the microwave, which is more energy efficient than using the oven.

There are plenty of other things you can do to make your home energy efficient. Visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk for more ideas.

Finally, you can reduce the carbon footprint of the energy you do use by switching to a clean energy supplier like Good Energy. We’ll match your power use to 100% renewable electricity generated from sun, wind and water. 

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