Keep Your Utility Bills Low While Working From Home

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( — November 10, 2021) —

Around 42% of Americans now work from home. It seems that working from home will continue in the future even as coronavirus the death rate begins to decline and vaccines and other treatments become more available world wide.

 We will be discussing the benefits and drawbacks of working remotely, as well as some tips and tricks to lower your utility bills while working from home.

 There are many advantages and disadvantages to working from home.


There is no commute: This is one of the biggest benefits of working from home – no longer long, stressful commutes. This can reduce both your expenses and your time away from home, especially if you are commuting in a big city like Dallas or Houston Texas.   You will be able to relax in the evenings and get some more sleep in the morning, which will reduce stress levels.

You save time. There’s no need to rush to get dressed, put on your make-up, and then hurry to get to breakfast. This allows you to have a more relaxing morning.  Many people working from home literally roll out of bed, and turn on the computer.

Flexible working hours: Many companies offer employees the option to pick their work hours while working from home. This allows you to adjust your schedule if necessary, and makes it easy to accommodate the schedules of others in the home, whether they be children, significant others, or elderly family members..


You will not have any human interaction: Although working remotely means you won’t be compelled to spend much time with coworkers that you don’t like, it can also mean you have less human interaction which can make it lonely.

It can be hard to switch off when working from home. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between the professional and personal. It can be tempting to work long hours, even if you don’t depend on the office. This can have serious consequences for your mental health.

Higher utility bills will result in higher utility bills. If you are constantly using a computer or lighting the kettle, your electricity bill will increase.

How to Keep Your Bills Low While Working From Home

Your utility bill may soar if you begin working from home.  This may be from the use of your computer and other electronic work equipment, but most likely it is because you are keeping your home heated and air conditioned 24/7 as opposed to giving your utilities a break while you were away from home.  There are many things happening in the world right now that can cause stress. Your utility bill should not be one of them. These are some ways to lower your utility bills while working remotely.

Your heating and air conditioning account for approximately 50% of your utility bills. This is likely to increase as you spend more time at home. Make sure to dress warm if you’re cold before you turn on the heating. If you have to turn on the heating, reduce the temperature by just a few degrees. This can save you around 6-8%.

Do not work after 5 pm: Working longer hours can lead to higher electricity bills. So, keep your schedule regular.

If you are fortunate enough to live in a state with unregulated utility providers, you can exercise your power to choose by switching your utility provider to a company with a rate and plan that fits your natural gas and electric needs better.  This is one of the easiest ways to save money on your utility bills. Check utility comparison websites to find out if you can save money by switching to a different provider.

 Working From Home Tips 

 These tips will help you stay motivated and succeed while working remotely.

You should create a designated workspace. This area should not be disturbed by family members or pets. You can make your spare room or office a dedicated workspace. You will be more productive if you have a space that is free from distractions. This will allow you to work less hours.

Keep to your schedule: It can be tempting to work whenever we want when working from home. Sticking to a schedule will help you keep on track with your work.

You should take frequent breaks, but not too often! Regular breaks are important to ensure your brain is healthy and nourished.