Earth Day is an annual celebration of the gifts that our planet gives to us each and every day, but it is also a reminder that resources are finite, and right now, multiple areas of our planet are in need of a lot of extra help. We know that many of our customers are very environmentally-conscious, as are we, and to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint, we’ve outlined some products and services of ours that can help you be kinder to the planet:
Did you know that a small leak in your plumbing system can waste 3,000 gallons of water per year? Imagine the impact of 20 houses losing that much water per year! One of the best ways to make your home Earth-friendly is to repair all leaks in your home as soon as you can. Not sure if you have leaks? Check your water bill, test your water pressure, or schedule an annual plumbing maintenance appointment with your Bell Plumbing and Heating plumbing expert.
Looking to conserve more water? Then you’ll want to consider using a low-flow toilet or low-flow shower head. Low-flow toilets can save you up to 6,000 gallons of water per year, and low-flow shower heads can reduce your water usage by 3,000 gallons per year – a great savings for you and the planet.
The best way to save with your electrical costs is to go to the source: the lights in and around your home. CFL lighting is good, but there is a stronger choice, and that’s LED lighting. LED lights are more expensive than regular or CFL lights, but their pros far outweigh their cons. One of the biggest benefits is their longevity, which adds up to years, not weeks or months. Second, LED lights use up to 80% less energy than other light bulbs, making them incredibly efficient. Third, they are very environmentally-friendly as they don’t contain mercury, and they are good for you because they don’t contain any UV light. Last, they produce more light than regular bulbs without needing any warm-up and are fully dimmable.
If you are looking for ways to make your carbon footprint smaller in Denver, CO, and the surrounding areas, call the people you can trust: Bell Plumbing and Heating.