It’s a tradition across the United States to determine what you are grateful for in the new year and what you want to do to be healthy, or save money, etc. How are you going to do better this year? This year if you are looking to save money, how about saving energy. Make moves towards creating a better planet for your children and grandchildren. We have a few ways that you can save money and save energy in your home this 2020.
Save Energy and Money in 2020
There are many steps that you can take in your home to save money, and save energy. When it comes to your heating, cooling and water heater, below are a few things to check off your list to improve your home’s energy use.
- Think about installing a tankless water heater: Rinnai is the tankless water heater brand that Lakewood Plumbing relies on. According to the Department of Energy, homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy-efficient than conventional storage-tank water heaters. They can be 8%–14% more energy efficient for homes that use a lot of hot water — around 86 gallons per day. You can achieve even greater energy savings of 27%–50% if you install a demand water heater at each hot water outlet.The initial cost of a tankless water heater is greater than that of a conventional storage water heater, but tankless water heaters will typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs, which could offset its higher purchase price. Most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. They also have easily replaceable parts that extend their life by many more years. In contrast, storage water heaters last 10–15 years.
2. Change Your Filter Regularly: To maintain proper airflow in your home make sure to change the filter on your furnace and AC every month.
3. Leverage a SMART Thermostat: According to Energy Star, A programmable thermostat is ideal for people who are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs.
We hope you find our tips helpful and bookmark our site for more useful tricks when it comes to plumbing in your home or business. Lakewood Plumbing and Heating is ready to fix your plumbing problems, the right way. Contact us today! 303-233-7007