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Respected Tips for Going Green

Respected Tips for Going Green

Earth Day will be here on April 22, and that means it’s time to think about going green. We know you do what you can around the house to save water and energy on a daily basis, but this Earth Day, let’s all pitch in a little more to help the planet out. Not sure where to get started? Don’t worry! Our team here at Hall's Plumbing has come up with a few great tips you can use to go green at home and in your daily life.

Upgrade to Tankless

You'll thank yourself for upgrading to tankless because tankless water heaters are great for a number of reasons. For one, you'll never run out of hot water again, even when you have the entire family over at the same time for the holidays. Two, you'll save money because tankless systems don’t waste energy from standby loss.

You'll also save money because these heaters need about 30 percent less energy to operate, so you'll save the planet and a few bucks. Finally, you'll also save money in the long run because your tankless heater will last about 20 years, compared to 10 for a traditional water heater, and this also means less waste in the landfills.

Make Efforts to Use Less Water

save-water_480People have been talking about the importance of saving water for many years, and this Earth Day, it’s time to take your stand. Around the house, some of the most important things you can do to conserve water include:

  • Installing low-flow toilets
  • Taking shorter showers
  • Putting in water-saving shower heads
  • Turning the taps off when you're washing (dishes, hands, face) and brushing teeth
  • Installing water-efficient faucets in the kitchen and bathroom
  • Using a rain barrel for the garden

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in All Areas of Your Life

carbon-footprint_480Many people these days talk about carbon footprints and the importance of reducing them, but what does it all mean?

Quite simply, your carbon footprint is directly related to the amount of fossil fuels you use, from energy, heat, driving, plastics, and other such things.

Reducing your footprint is all about cutting down on fossil fuel reliance. You can do that by:

  • driving less
  • carpooling
  • biking and walking more
  • conserving energy around the house
  • improving the insulation in your house
  • investing in energy-efficient appliances
  • switching to renewable energies whenever possible

Ditch the Bottles

When it comes to consumer items, bottled water may just be one of the biggest things you buy that’s contributing to your carbon footprint. This is because plastic requires oil, and water bottles specifically use up millions of barrels of oil each year. And because so few of these get recycled, there are over 2 million tons of bottles in American landfills today. So instead of buying bottled water and increasing your carbon footprint, install a whole-home water filtration system and cut your fossil fuel use.

We've seen first-hand the devastation caused by droughts and the effects of climate change, which is why it’s even more important for us to go green this Earth Day.

To schedule a maintenance or installation appointment in your in Woodland, CA home, call Hall's Plumbing at 530-290-1922.