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Mr Gallizzi said: “The amount of extra energy home workers use will vary, but we estimate that people at home for an extra 50 hours per week could use about 25% more electricity and 75% more gas per day this winter.

“Based on this, for workers who don’t have an expensive commute, working from the office is likely to be more economical this winter.”

Britons are looking for ways to reduce their bills by using less energy around their home.

One way to slash heating bills is to turn down the thermostat by one or two degrees, or to bleed a home’s radiators.