As 8 in 10 Singaporeans want to or already have been working from home since the Covid-19 pandemic, one might expect to see an increase in their electricity bills. In 2020 alone, electricity consumption in households increased by 6.46% from 2019. To help you counter the effects of a larger electricity bill, we list some simple but effective measures you can take. Install Smart Tech Where Possible One thing you can do to reduce your energy costs is to install smart technology where possible. For instance, heating and cooling systems account for a third of your electricity bill. A smart thermostat can be cost-effective since it automatically turns off the heating/cooling system when you are out, and puts it on before you return. Moreover, you can track your usage and adjust your heating/cooling accordingly. While switching systems might seem like a high upfront cost, the amount you pay can be