Once you know what market you are in, you should find out what type of tariff you have contracted:
- Flat-rate tariff: you always pay the same amount per month regardless of your consumption.
- Stable tariff: the price per kWh is always the same regardless of the day and time it is consumed.
- Tariff with time-bands: the price per kWh varies between these three periods, so you can concentrate your consumption in those hours when the price is cheaper or even free.
- Time discrimination tariff: the price per kWh varies every hour and every day.
Analyse your consumption habits
Next, you need to examine your consumption habits. Analyse which appliances you usually connect, for how long, at what times and on what days of the week. In this analysis, you should not forget to include the days and hours when you are teleworking. We can help you identify in more detail what expenses you might be incurring during the hours when you are teleworking:
1. Electricity: depending on the season, your timetable, the characteristics of your home and your teleworking area and the type of work you do, you can consume more or less electricity.
2. Air conditioning: again, it will depend on the season, the characteristics of your house and your teleworking space, the specific climate where you live, etc.
3. Equipment: your personal computer will generally be switched on throughout your working day. Some people use a laptop, some also use a monitor or a computer tower with one or more monitors, printers, the router, etc. Each of these appliances uses energy when they are switched on or on stand-by.
4. Meals: If you prepare a snack or eat at home on the days when you are teleworking you will also be generating costs for electricity.
Does your current tariff meet your requirements?
Once you have the conditions corresponding to your tariff and your consumption habits to hand, including what your teleworking involves, you can make a comparison and check that it meets your requirements.
If the bulk of your consumption is generated during teleworking hours and your tariff is adjusted to those hours, you have chosen the right tariff.
If most of your consumption occurs at other times of the day and your tariff is adapted to that consumption, you have chosen the right tariff.
If the tariff does not correspond to your habits, it is time to what the retailers are offering and find a tariff that meets your daily requirements. See what tariffs Endesa has to offer, you will find plans designed for all kinds of schedules and with numerous benefits.
Verify the energy efficiency of your electrical appliances
The next step is to verify the energy efficiency of your appliances. Always remember that the EU has launched new labelling with the intention of encouraging manufacturers to do their best to design more efficient appliances.
The new labelling will help you choose the most efficient appliances when you need to buy new ones, to make sure that your consumption is optimised, your impact on the environment is less and you pay less on your bill.
Is teleworking here to stay? Tips to reduce your electricity bill
According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE in Spanish), 35% of Spaniards could telework, taking into account the nature of their employment, so there is plenty of room for improvement. Experts in the sector also confirm that teleworking has become an incentive in job offers and attracts talent. This is why we will see more of teleworking and hybrid models in the coming years.
Here are some tips for you to reduce your bill while teleworking:
- Choose a bright and warm corner of your home for teleworking: You will need less lighting, heating and air conditioning.
- Choose lamps, light bulbs, HVAC devices and personal computers and peripherals with a high rating in energy labelling.
- Decrease the contrast on your monitors if possible.
- Turn appliances off when you are not using them.
- Finally, if this is how you have decided to organise your life, plan your meals so you can cook them during your tariff's cheapest hours.