Griffin Plumbing Offers You Energy Conservation Tips for a Greener Home
Your expert plumbers from Santa Maria, Orcutt and the Central Coast know that life in California is all about being green, and we support local efforts to conserve energy, water, and other precious resources. Here are some energy conservation and plumbing tips that not only help the environment, but can also help you save money on your energy bill.
Invest in a Circulation Pump
There is a lot of water and energy wasted when you have hot water sitting in your pipes and going unused. As the water sits, it will cool off and your water heater will have to work harder to heat more water for you when you need it. Instead of wasting your hot water, we suggest investing in a hot water circulation pump. This keeps your hot water ready to go, and stops it from sitting idle in your pipes.
Energy Star Dishwasher
Energy Star appliances are a great way to cut power usage. Many dishwashers now offer Energy Star certifications, along with options to reduce water usage. You can save water, save electricity, and still save yourself the hassle of washing your dishes by hand.
Upgrade Your Water Heater
Do you know how old your water heater is? If the answer is no, and you do not live in a newly built home, it may be time to have your water heater serviced, or better yet, replaced. Older water heaters can waste a lot of energy, water, and your money when they stop working completely. Save yourself the trouble of dealing with an older model, and invest in a green solution by installing a new, high-efficiency water heater in your home.
Your Pipes Need Check-Ups Too
When was the last time you had your plumbing system, including the pipes, inspected? Did you know that pipes that are not properly insulated waste a lot of energy? Did you know that pipes are not supposed to be installed along an exterior wall of your home? Old, rotting pipes can waste a lot of energy and water. Moreover, poorly insulated pipes or those exposed to the outside elements can age quickly, significantly reducing efficiency. If you are not sure how or where your pipes run, or have no idea when your plumbing system was last checked out by a certified plumber, you should consider scheduling an inspection soon.
For more energy conservation tips or to schedule a service visit from one of our technicians, call us at 805- 934-1949 today!