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Tips for Going Green

Tips for Going Green

The world will congregate on April 22 to look at the successes we have achieved in protecting the Carbon Footprint environment. As Earth Day approaches, there is so much that we can do to combat climate change. You can start helping the environment by making changes in heating, cooling, and plumbing systems. These systems consume a lot of energy and water resources respectively. These are the very resources that we are a trying to conserve.

Here are a few tips for going green from the perspective of heating, cooling, and plumbing.

Reduce your carbon footprint

Carbon dioxide is to blame for the rise in the world temperature that has triggered floods, droughts and other unpleasant weather changes. It is important to cut down on additional sources of carbon dioxide by cutting those activities that you can eliminate.

Some of the activities you can cut down on include:

  • Unnecessary travel using your vehicle. Use a bike for short distances.
  • Using fossil fuels to heat the house go for clean fuel
  • Do not burn organic waste. Make compost instead.
  • Buy fuel efficient vehicles
  • Consider tankless water heaters

Conventional water heaters have a storage tank where hot water is stored before use. Unfortunately, the tanks lose some of the heat as water continues to stay there which is a waste of energy. Tankless water heaters heat the water when it is needed. Thus, no heat is lost between the time water is heated and when it is utilized. This way you conserve energy.

Recycle your waterRecycle

We consume a lot of water during our daily household tasks such as washing, bathing, and irrigation among others. Some of the water can be reused for other activities when you are done using it. For example, water from cleaning, bathing, and washing can be used to flush the toilet and for use in the yard.

Consider installing water filtration systems instead of letting the water go down the drain. You will recover the costs of the filtration systems from the savings on water consumption.

Install eco-friendly plumbing fixtures

Another way to conserve water is to cut on its consumption. You use a lot of water when flushing the toilet, bathing and washing your hands. You can reduce the consumption by installing efficient toilets and low flow shower heads.

If you would like to learn more on how to help the environment in the Temecula, CA area, contact us, Water drop in hand24-7 Plumbing And Drain, at (951) 338-9844.


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