As a homeowner, it's your civic duty to do your part in protecting the earth. That includes making eco-conscious choices to conserve energy and install environmentally friendly fixtures throughout your property. Here are some easy ways to make your Arvada, Colorado, home green before chillier weather arrives:
There are plenty of advantages to conserving water. For one, it prevents pollution in nearby lakes and rivers. It can reduce the cost of your utility bills, save you money and also help extend the life of some of your plumbing fixtures and accessories. Reducing water waste can eliminate soil saturation in your septic tank, meaning it will work better and last longer. Plus, conserving water can minimize the strain on your pipes resulting in less strain on your wallet since you won't have to replace them as often.
Check for leaks
Leaks can be the biggest culprits of water waste but also the hardest issues to spot. Make sure to do routine checks on all your plumbing fixtures including faucets, toilets, showerheads, water meters, sump pumps, septic tanks, etc. The quicker you catch a leak, the less water you waste. Plus, standing water in any area of your home can produce harmful mold and mildew, so be sure to work fast. As soon as you spot any fixture that isn't working properly, look into DIY measures or call a professional plumber as soon as possible to repair or replace it.
Install water-saving features
In today's modern world, some technology will do the work for you. Low-flow showerheads can reduce your hot water waste and won't even impact your bathing routine. These fixtures are regulated to federal standards of water pressure and gallons per minute. Plus, low-flow showerheads are affordable, easy to install and can be found at your local hardware store. Replace your old showerheads with water-saving ones, and you'll see your utility bill decrease in no time.
This one might seem a little odd for when it gets colder but until then hang your clothes to air dry on a line outside, and let nature take care of the rest. You'll save energy, water and you will lower your bill, plus you won't have to hear the annoying buzz when the dryer is done.
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