I have enjoyed the transition into working from home for a change.
I never thought I would thrive in an environment where I’d be forced to stay isolated from comforting coworkers, but I am now doing really well with the change.
There were issues at first with staying on task with my computer and constant unsupervised internet access. But thankfully, it was only a week or two for the transition to set in, and now I’m more productive than I have ever been in my life. I get up at the same time every morning and I have my coffee maker ready to go from the night before. My dog is getting the most love and attention he has ever received, and the drop in gasoline use removes a huge source of financial drain on my budget. Unfortunately, I cannot say the effects have been exclusively positive. I am using more water and electricity while I’m home. Between washing my hands for 20 seconds every 15 to 20 minutes and the additional drain on my electricity from the central HVAC system, my expenses on utilities are starting to rise unpredictably. I’m home all day long and I’m running the air conditioning more than I ever have. I have noticed that between 11am and 5pm is when the air conditioner struggles the most. It is no surprise that this is the time when the sun is at its highest intensity for the day, and also when most of the house from front to back is getting radiated by the sunlight. On top of more energy use, I also have to buy AC filters more often, as well as getting maintenance and service more frequently.
Air conditioning professional