Earth Day is a reminder that we need to take accountability for the choices we make in our daily lives.
We can all do our bit for the environment by making small yet significant changes to reduce our carbon footprint. Plumbing, heating, and air systems are a great area to focus on when it comes to conservation.
Here are five conservation tips that you can implement to reduce your environmental impact:
1. Fix Leaks Promptly
If you notice any leaks in your pipes or faucets, address them immediately. A leaky faucet that drips once per second can waste over 3,000 gallons of water per year. Not only does this waste water, but it also leads to higher water bills. Therefore, fixing any leaks in your home can lead to substantial savings while promoting water conservation.
2. Install High-Efficiency Fixtures
Traditional showerheads and faucets use a lot of water, leading to wastage. Consider installing high-efficiency fixtures that use less water to perform the same function, such as low-flow showerheads and high-efficiency toilets. By making this switch, you could save a considerable amount of water and money over time.
3. Use Programmable Thermostats
Programmable or “Smart” thermostats are a cost-effective way to conserve energy. You can set the temperature when you sleep or when you are away from home to reduce your heating and cooling systems’ workload. This small adjustment can lead to significant savings on your utility bills while contributing to energy conservation.
4. Get Your HVAC System Serviced Regularly
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system requires regular maintenance to operate efficiently. Regular servicing and cleaning of air filters, fans, and coils can help to reduce energy consumption and extend the life of the system. Sign up for a membership with Cody & Sons and we will schedule regular maintenance for you and offer an additional discount for any repairs.
5. Upgrade to High-Efficiency HVAC Equipment
If your HVAC system is outdated, consider upgrading to high-efficiency equipment. Today’s technologically advanced solutions use less energy than their predecessors, leading to significant savings on your monthly bills. Cody & Sons is a participating service provider in Oncor’s Home Energy Efficiency program that offers incentives to help reduce energy consumption by installing energy efficiency upgrades. Schedule a free estimate to see if you qualify for up to $3200 in rebates on qualifying equipment.
Call Cody & Sons To Learn More About Going Green This Earth Day & Every Other Day, Too!
In conclusion, taking care of your plumbing, heating, and air systems can help you significantly reduce your carbon footprint. By following these tips, you can conserve water, reduce energy consumption, and save money – all while doing your part towards getting our planet on a path toward greater sustainability. Happy Earth Day from Cody & Sons Plumbing, Heating & Air!Call Us 24/7 (469) 672-5403