It seems like the entire state of Texas has suddenly found themselves working from home for the foreseeable future. For many, this is a new concept, for others – they’re chugging along like an efficient keyboard ninja. However, with more family members in the house more hours of the week, have you thought of how that might raise your energy usage? This week on the Wire blog, we’re brewing up some ideas on how important it is to be tracking your time, your health and your energy usage while working from home!
Working efficiently is paramount when in the office or at the kitchen table. Your schedule may not have changed, but the environment and coworkers surely have. Tracking your time can help streamline your days when you might feel stuck. Take it one hour at a time, even though you no longer have a commute, try waking up at a similar time each day to maintain your internal clock. Setting various task goals throughout your work schedule instead of cramming them in all at once can help to break up the day while ensuring that you stay productive.
Health is something that’s top of mind for almost everyone recently. That’s why it’s still important to track your health at home. Without a commute, you have more time to fit in a new yoga schedule, make a healthier and more substantial breakfast and substitute in that keto friendly dinner you’ve been thinking about instead of picking up a pizza on your way home. And you’ve heard it all before, but we want to repeat: wash your hands, stay hydrated and don’t interact with other people if you’re sick!
Finally, it’s very important to note that your home’s energy usage has just changed as well. With an extra 8 or 9 hours per day of each family member in the home, your energy usage is going to go up without tracking your energy usage. With 4Change Energy, you can track your usage easily within your My Account Dashboard. Much like your work schedule, you should try to keep the same energy schedule. Substitute ceiling lights for opening the blinds. Grab a blanket or sweater when you’re chilly or open a few windows when it’s warmer. Maintaining and tracking your energy usage will help you to avoid a surprise bill at the end of the month.
Customers at 4Change Energy already enjoy saving each month with a low rate while being able to track their usage. See how we can power your home with affordable electricity and find your rate! We would love to power your home year-round.
Jackson is a digital film and video production/social media specialist that not only enjoys those roles as a job but as a hobby as well. In his free time Jackson creates videos for his YouTube channel about his passions in auto culture.