Energy Helpline launches working-from-home calculator

One day working from home could add up to £49 to your energy bills.

By Matt Maynard · 26th May 2021

Research we conducted in May 2021 has revealed a day a week working from home could add up to £49 on to your annual energy bills.

Those who continue to work from home 5 days a week could see a rise in their annual energy bills of up to £243.

Use our working-from-home energy calculator to work out how much you’re spending extra a month on your energy:

Work-from-home energy calculator

Younger people are expected to be hit the hardest by the new norm of hybrid working, paying £200 more a month than the average office worker. 

71% of people aged 18-29 said working from home during the pandemic has cost them more than expected, and the return to offices is not showing any signs of easing financial burdens. 

In addition, 81% of young office workers of the same age range are paying for items that should be covered by their workplace, such as mobile phones and office supplies.

Tom Lyon, director of energy here at Energy Helpline, said: “The change to a new normal of hybrid working will have a number of repercussions financially. While there may be some savings to be had, it’s clear from our research that there will be a number of expenses to consider, especially for younger office workers.”

“Among the many unexpected costs of hybrid working, workers will need to consider how this new normal will impact their annual energy bill. However, with many cheaper deals on offer, switching to a fixed rate tariff will help keep costs down at a time when we are seeing energy prices increase.”

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