How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient this Spring
Spring is a wonderful time of the year for getting ready for summer fun. However, many people around the country are concerned with the rising utility costs.
With proper home energy saving tips, you will not have a stressful time paying huge energy bills.
Here are some of these tips that will help you save more money as you enjoy the comfort of your appliance at home.
Depending on the usage and the size of the house, water heating accounts for about 20 to 30 percent of the energy budget.
Luckily, it is possible to save energy by insulating hot water pipes, reversing the water heater thermostat to 110 degrees and installing aerators.
Regulate Your Pool
If you have a swimming pool, ensure that the heater is turned off when it is not in use. If your swimming pool has a timer, you can adjust the run time of the cleaning pump to cut down on the energy as well.
Regular Plumbing Maintenance
One can save a lot of energy by having a well-maintained plumbing system. A lot of money will also be saved because a properly maintained plumbing system will minimize the replacement of appliance and gadgets.
In case of a leak, ensure that it is repaired as soon as possible because the leakage might become bigger and more complicated to fix. A simple leak can waste as much as 9000 liters of water annually.
Before the onset of spring, ensure your plumbing systems has been checked by a professional plumber for a comfortable cooling all summer.
Use Efficient Shower-heads
The market today is flooded with many energy-efficient shower heads that conserve energy without affecting water pressure.
Save Heat-Generating Chores for Nighttime
House chores that generated unnecessary heat should be done at night to prevent your home from becoming hot during the day.
Do not add more heat into your house by running machines such as ovens, dishwashers and clothes dryers during the day.
Minimize Water Usage in the Bathroom
Replace all old toilets in your home with High Efficiency Toilets (HET. If the flush handle on your toilet always stick in the flush position, allowing water to run constantly, adjust it or replace it.
Now it’s time to get a head start in summer by saving on your spring power bills.
Interested in going green? Call Rooter 9-1-1 Plumbing & Drain Service at (504) 383-9751 to make your New Orleans home more energy efficient today.