Tips for Saving Electricity When 'Working from Home'

August 20, 2021

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The government urges the public to limit activities outside the home, this is also done by workers who usually work in offices, now have to work from home or what we call WFH. It is undeniable that this makes the cost of electricity expenditure swell, on the other hand, many people do not understand it or are not aware of it.

Well, for those of you who are WFH, there are tips for using electricity wisely so that electricity bills don't swell. Check out the following tips:

1. Turn off unnecessary lights

Pay attention to the room that has lights installed, if it is not in use, it is better to turn it off and use an LED light bulb, because a 3 watt LED bulb is equivalent to 25 watts of ordinary lamps, just 1 lamp adds to the cost of the electricity bill

2. Use natural light by opening the windows

By opening the windows, besides aiming to illuminate the room because of the incoming sunlight. In addition, air will enter and make air circulation run well so you don't need to use a fan or ac excessively

3. Save on using a water pump

For those of you who do not have a clean water reservoir such as a toren or other large enough pan, it is better to save on water use. And for household needs such as washing dishes, washing clothes and so on, it is better to do it not as often as possible. Aims to save electricity because the water pump engine has a large enough wattage, including the standard initial electric draw of 250 watts

4. Unplug the electrical switch that is still installed when not in use, including the cellphone charger

If in your house there is an electronic device that is installed but not in use then unplug it, because the switch that is still installed still has an electric current that comes out even though it is not much, only about 1 watt, but many people do not know this. Likewise, a cellphone charger that is still installed but not in use is called an electric vampire, because electricity is sucked in without the appropriate usage function.

5. Use air conditioning only if necessary

Rooms usually have AC installed, but are you in the room for a full day? of course not. Use the air conditioner only when it feels hot, even then we must be able to adjust the temperature of use so that it can save electricity

6. Use a laptop because it saves electricity compared to a desktop computer

Well, the last one is most important for those of you who are working from home (WFH) it would be nice to use a laptop besides being portable, laptops have batteries to recharge the battery. When the battery status is full, the laptop no longer needs to be plugged into the mains charger. When the 20% battery then you immediately recharge the battery while you use it for work.

Hopefully these tips are useful for all of you who are WFH in the hope that spending on electricity bills will be efficient during this corona virus outbreak.

This effort to save electricity is your first step to better manage your finances. Expenditure evaluation is important given the uncertain economic conditions due to the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Stay healthy and always enthusiastic!

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