Wherever you stand in the whole ‘saving the planet’ debate, conserving energy or water is a good thing, and will not only benefit the planet, but your wallet also. Even if you’re in complete disagreement with the many well-reasoned arguments about global warming and ‘green’ issues, a little bit of thought will save you some of your heard earned money – what’s to disagree about that?
To some people, the mention of water conservation conjures up the image of some rather unsavoury habits, less frequent washing being about the most polite that we’d care to mention here. However, it’s not all ‘Meet the Fockers’ (“if it’s yellow, let it mellow”). A modern dual flush toilet uses approximately 8,000 gallons of water a year, which sounds quite a lot until you compare that with the older style toilets which used (on average) approximately 30,000 gallons per year!
Keeping an eye on your energy usage also means watching the costs and the savings. Many of the home comforts that we have come to take for granted are all energy hungry – air conditioning, heating, water heaters – they can all rack up a sizeable bill if they are just left to work constantly. Did you know that changing your thermostat by just a few degrees can have quite an impact on your energy bills?
It’s Not All About Conserving
You don’t have to be an ‘eco-warrior’ to maximize the benefits available to you or to take care of the planet, you don’t even have to go out and spend money on the more efficient systems that are now available – keeping your old system running and well maintained can have just as much of a benefit.
If you’d like to find out more about how to save some money or to help the planet with green technology, contact General Plumbing today to see what we can do for you. Contact us online or call us at (561) 771-0086.