The weather may be good now, but that’s no reason not to be proactive.
As a homeowner you’re already well aware of the impact rain, ice and snow has on your plumbing. Freezing your pipes, cracking your foundation, clogging your gutters…it’s a lot to deal with when the season takes a turn for the cold and all the more reason to keep an eye out for any issues early on. It’s time to ask some questions about your energy bill and the state of your home. Are you noticing unusual increases in your monthly total? Has your HVAC system been keeping your house cool? Reaching out to a commercial HVAC service or plumbing specialist now will save you a lot of trouble down the road.
Take this simple quiz and figure out which area you need to work on over the next few weeks. Not only will answering these questions save you stress…they’ll save you money.
My Home Is Showing Signs Of Hard Water Build-Up
Hard water build-up is an issue involving an excess of minerals (calcium and magnesium) and additional contaminants in your water supply. Leaving a scummy white or gray residue, you can spot the signs of hard water just by looking at your bathtub, sink or faucet. It’s estimated over 85% of American homes have hard water. Reaching out to a plumbing service can determine how severe your case is and whether or not you would benefit from having a whole house filtration system installed.
My HVAC System Is Lackluster And Starting To Show Its Age
You may have already taken the initiative on this one. Over 80% of all homes in the United States have some form of air conditioning installed. Another study found 65% of central air conditioning in Southern states being used all summer long. Not all of these homes, however, are saving money on their energy bill. It’s easy to tell when your HVAC system isn’t up to snuff just by checking the comfort of your home. If your HVAC system takes too long to cool down your living room, or makes strange sounds, it’s more than possible you need to replace it.
My Water Heater Isn’t Doing Its Job
Tired of turning on your shower and having the water run cold in a matter of minutes? Reaching out to a plumbing service in your area can set you up with a model that’s more efficient and less costly. That’s because tankless water heaters today use anywhere from 30% to 50% less energy than conventional units while still providing the same quality you’ve come to know and love. New air conditioners are similar, as well, using 50% less energy than they did back in 1990.
My Home Hasn’t Been Inspected In A Long Time
Sometimes it comes down to whether or not your home had a check-up in the last few years. Even the most attentive homeowner can find certain elements slipping under their nose and affecting their energy bill. Repair and plumbing professionals highly recommend you have your HVAC systems inspected twice per year, to coincide with the extreme temperature changes of winter and summer. You can even kill two birds with one stone by fixing any minor leaks you have around the home. Fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save you up to 10% on your monthly bill.
Reaching Out To A Plumbing Service
You’ve determined your home has hard water build-up. You’re wondering if your HVAC system or water heater is getting a little too old to do its job properly. Now all you need to do is reach out to an electrical contracting service, plumbing service or commercial HVAC service in your area. Today’s family is more starved for savings than ever, counting every last dollar and developing good habits to keep their home in the green. Fixing minor leaks, installing a new air conditioning system or changing out your water heater can really pay off in the long run. All you need to do is ask for a helping hand.
Enjoy every season that comes your way. Make sure your home’s appliances and energy resources are up to snuff.