How to Conserve Energy While Working from Home

Working from home has its perks: you can wear your PJs while talking with customers, take as many breaks as you like, and create your own hours and schedule. However, working from home also has its disadvantages, particularly when it comes to energy consumption. From using computers and printers to fax machines and cell phones, your home office might be the major source of your home’s overall energy usage.

But there is hope. There are simple ways you can create a more energy efficient home office, from recycling your old Samsung battery to unplugging office equipment when not in use. Why is this important? Reducing power consumption at your home office can benefit your company’s bottom line as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat global warming. Here are a few ideas provided by Samsung to get you started.

Unplug your devices. Once your Samsung netbook, laptop or cell phone is charged, unplug it. You can also unplug battery chargers and power adapters to eliminate standby power consumption. Another way to unplug your devices is to plug them into power strips, so you can turn them all off at the end of the day with one button.

Purchase Energy Star office equipment. Samsung offers a host of Energy Star certified office equipment, designed to lower utility bills, save energy, and combat global warming. Energy Star products include fax machines, printers and scanners. For example, an Energy Star printer is nearly 15 percent more energy efficient, while an Energy Star computer can use up to 60 percent less energy when power management programmed.

Recycle old parts and electronics. Instead of throwing away your old computer or Samsung waste toner container, recycle it. To recycle old parts, mail them in to the manufacturer or drop them off at one of many Samsung recycling centers throughout the nation. Recycle everything from old computers to a used Samsung cable.

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