2020, and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, has forced many businesses to rely upon remote work from home scenarios for their employees. The shelter in place orders that were issued have resulted in most businesses shutting their doors and implementing appropriate policies for employees to work remotely. As a result, a proper home office electrical setup is mandatory for not only the efficiency of employees, but the safety as well. Having an optimized set up in your newly designed remote work from home office will contribute greatly to efficiency and productivity.
Setting up the perfect and practical home office can present with many challenges, especially if you do not have the appropriate electrical equipment and components in place. Here are a few important tips that can help employees set up the perfect work space with a safe electrical setup.
SIMPLE BUT PRACTICAL REMOTE SETUP TIPS
- Electrical outlets – In today’s world, every household is filled with countless electrical devices, all of which require some source of power. Whether computers, laptops, lamps, power backups, monitors, phone chargers, fax machines or printers, all of these common and necessary items are typically found in the average work from home office. It is important to ensure that you have enough electrical outlets available to you in your office space, to accommodate your every need. If you need additional outlets installed or perhaps need to move existing outlets, be sure to reach out to Gervais Electric, to assist with your outlet needs.
- Power strips and surge protectors – Since you are apt to plug in several devices at one time, using power strips may be the ideal solution for you, especially if you haven’t enough outlets installed in your home office. You can also help to protect all your electronics from electrical damage by hardwiring surge protectors in your new home office.
- Ethernet connection – No matter the type or amount of work you must perform from home, it is imperative to have a reliable internet connection at all times. Having a hardwired ethernet connection is a surefire way of handling this challenge. Because you are now having to perform for your company and employer, and not just browsing the web on a personal level, installing an Ethernet connection can be far more reliable and much safer than using a typical Wi-Fi connection.
- Comfortable surroundings – It is important that your new office space is as comfortable as comfortable can be in order to boost both your productivity and work performance. Having an ergonomic chair, a properly sized desk, and appropriate placement of monitors and screens can help enhance productivity. You may also want to even consider a separate heating system of sorts to accommodate your space and comfort. Be sure to consult with a professional at Gervais Electric about your heating options.
CONTACT OUR DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS WITH ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS
Working remotely can certainly present with a whole lineup of challenges. It may be a few months into the new year before businesses can fully open up offices again and things begin to be a bit more normal. With that said, Gervais Electric stands ready to meet all your home office needs. Whether you need to make changes to your existing setup, or are interested in other home office heating options, we are the team for you. Our team can evaluate all your current electrical components and update them as needed so as to accommodate all your work-related tasks.
Ensuring that your remote office and its electrical setup are sufficient to meet with your individual, company and safety needs is essential to the overall success of your work from home experience. So, be sure to reach out to one of our certified electricians today to set up your appointment. We look forward to serving you and send along wishes from our family to yours for happy start to the 2021 New Year!