Homeowners are always trying to find ways to help improve the energy efficiency within their home. This makes sense because saving money is something that everyone would love to do, the last thing that we want on top of our daily spending is an extremely high energy bill. That is exactly why your friends here at Dependable Rooter & Plumbing want to let you in on some secrets and give you 2 simple tips to lower your energy bill and improve energy efficiency in your home today. So take a look at these steps and watch your energy bill drop in the next months.
Make the Water System More Efficient
You may also make your water system more efficient by installing low-flow plumbing fixtures such as showerheads, faucets, and toilets. Some models are adjustable so that whoever is using them can switch the settings to whatever they like. The other great benefit of low-flow fixtures is that they are fairly inexpensive to install. They usually repay themselves in a matter of months.
A tankless water heater can help produce hot water right on the spot instead of having to keep water hot around the clock, which means that it will use much less energy. Standard water heaters have also got so much better than their past versions so an upgrade to a new unit will help save money.
Replace High-Energy Appliances with More Efficient Versions
If your home is over 15 years old it could largely benefit from upgrading to more energy efficient appliances. such as a new air conditioner, furnace, or boiler. For the most part, if your heating system is around 15 to 20 years old it may be running rough and wasting major energy for today’s standards. Technology has made it possible for these units to run much smoother and energy efficient. Even a low-end model of today could compete and outperform the high-end model of yesterday.
We advise looking into replacing some older models that you may have in your home and also combine it with other home improvements such as sealing doors and windows, adding more insulation and improving ductwork. by doing this your energy savings will be maximized. Making a change like this might seem daunting at first but over time your unit will repay itself.
Wondering How Efficiently Your Home Is Running?
By simply following these two steps you can create some serious energy savings in your home and even add value to it. If you are unsure about how much energy your home is wasting right now you may always call on us to run a series of tests to show where you could save. We will gladly inspect your home’s plumbing system and help get your system running as efficiently as possible. If you are thinking about improving the energy efficiency of your home then give us a call today. Get in touch with our award winning Citrus Heights plumbing team today at (408) 271-1060.