Four simple ways to reduce your energy bill

Being in the plumbing and drain cleaning business for over forty years, we get a lot of questions, and some have nothing to do with plumbing! The most common question we get is,”Why are utility and energy bills so high?” My first response is always, “Do your toilets working properly?” There are a few helpful tips and repairs we can offer on how to keep your toilets functioning efficiently. The second is, “What kind of light bulbs are you using?” All light bulbs in your home should be compact fluorescent bulbs. This kind of bulb could lower your energy bill 30-40%. The third issue for loss of energy could be caused by window and door leaks. Air leakage is the largest form of energy loss. One of the ways to start to fix this would be to fill in cracks by caulking. Due to the shifting and moving of the world, all homes settle and develop air cracks over time. The fourth and final issue relates to showering. The average person takes a shower lasting between fifteen and twenty minutes (sometimes multiple times per day!) Reducing time in the shower can help out your utility bill. I hope this information is helpful in saving you money. We look forward to hearing back from you and seeing if any of these tips helped your home. Good luck!!!

Hard or Soft Water in your home?

These are the most frequently asked questions about water softeners. It’s very important to know, how can I get better feeling water in my home? Not only is hard water bad for our skin but it’s also bad for your plumbing system. Ever wonder how often you should be filling up your softener? Do you ever wonder what cycle is the better to set your unit to? What happens if you mix two different types of salt? What should I do in case I go on vacation? Is salt the only way to make your water softer? Is softened water really safe to drink? There are a ton of questions to be answered before purchasing a water softener. Do all the research and ask friends and family what they have. Never just buy because your old unit broke and you need a new one NOW. Take time and you’ll be happier at the end of the day.

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