Energy Saving Tips
Our company believes in saving our clients money. In our current economy and fragile environment we need to find ways to not only save money but our resources too. Check out our recommendations and tips.
Know where your water shutoff valve is. Everyone in your family should know where it is located in the event of a sudden pipe or hose leak.
To prevent possible flooding when you go on vacation, turn off the water main. Your home has two types of water valves: the gate valve and the ball valve. The gate valve is recognizable by its round handle which must be turned a number of times clockwise to turn off the water. The ball valve is recognized by its single handle that needs to be turned a or 90 degrees to close.
Look at your water bill. When you compare monthly usage figures you may be tipped off to a possible leak before it becomes a big problem. Note too, that major unexplained fluctuations in your water bill will signify a necessary inspection for a water leak.
Take steps to cut water usage. Install faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads and low flush toilets. Close to 20% of California's electricity is used to treat, transport and pump water.
Always buy ENERGY STAR qualified products they are up to 40% more efficient. Ask our technicians for possible rebates and incentives that are being offered in the area.
Turn your water heater down to 120° or the "Normal" setting, and when you're away set it to the lowest setting. Water heating accounts for about 13% of home energy costs.
When possible, wash your clothes in cold water. 90% of energy usage of a clothes washer goes to heating the water.
Run your dishwasher and clothes washer only when fully loaded. Fewer loads reduces energy and water use.