Going Green Tips from Trusted Professionals

by Johnson Heating & Cooling Inc. on April 21, 2017

Going Green Tips from Trusted Professionals

Most people these days are always looking for tips and tricks that will help them save money. And what if we told you that we had some for you that wouldn’t just help keep more money in your wallet, but that would also help save the planet in the meantime.

There are actually many ways you can save money and the Earth at the same time, and in honor of Earth Day this April 22, we wanted to create some great green tips you can use around the house and in your daily life that will also have positive results for your bank account.

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The biggest piece of the puzzle when it comes to going green is reducing your carbon footprint, and there are thousands of things you can do to achieve this. For example, you can ride your bike to work instead of driving.

Around the house, you can turn off lights when you leave the room, upgrade to ENERGY STAR appliances, and get rid of energy-wasting incandescent bulbs.

You can also install a programmable thermostat, add more insulation to your house, and invest in renewable energies whenever possible.

Another important aspect of going green is reusing and recycling. Practicing these activities mean less waste in the landfills and fewer new products being created.

Celebrating Earth Day Every Day with Modern Technology

Water heater upgrades: If your house is currently equipped with an older storage tank water heater, then there’s a good chance it’s wasting as much as 20 percent of the energy it uses because of heat constantly escaping from the tank.

Not only that, but storage tank water heaters are less efficient because they’re always turning on to keep the water in the tank hot.

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You can provide a better experience for your family, save money, and save plenty of energy every month by switching to a tankless water heater instead.

Plumbing upgrades: Plumbing upgrades you can consider in the bathroom and kitchen include low-flow toilets, faucets, and shower heads that will drastically reduce the amount of water that your household uses every year.

Water-efficient plumbing fixtures can save thousands of gallons of water per year by reducing the amount of water that the toilet uses per flush, and slowing the flow rate of water coming from the taps and showers.

Filtration upgrades: Installing a whole-home water filtration system may not seem like the most obvious tip for going green, but you can drastically cut your fossil fuel use by switching away from bottled water.

This is because plastic bottles use millions of barrels of oil per year, making bottled water a carbon-footprint heavy consumer choice. If you are concerned about the purity of the water coming out of your taps, just install a filtration system to replace the bottles.

This earth day, and every day, you can do your part for the planet by saving energy and water. If you have any questions, want more tips or information, or need to schedule an appointment with the experts, contact us at 317-881-7738 today for help.

Details About World Water Day

by Johnson Heating & Cooling Inc. on March 21, 2017

Details About World Water Day

World-WaterAround the globe, over one billion people now lack access to clean drinking water. It’s a statistic that highlights the depth of the resource challenges we face in safeguarding health globally.

World Water Day is a UN event designed to recognize the water crisis and to bring people together to review solutions to the many issues surrounding water access. To help you understand World Water Day and learn more about your role in conserving water resources, we’re providing further details in our latest post.

World Water Day: The Scale of the Challenge

World Water Day was an event first recognized in 1993. The event focuses attention on the importance of water conservation, and on the techniques we can all use to minimize our impact on the local environment.

In 2017, the theme for World Water Day is wastewater. A recent U.S. geological survey found we waste 76-95 gallons of water per day, per person. The data also shows that 95% of the water we waste goes directly down the drain. This highlights the importance of a proactive response to the water crises by every individual.

What You Can Do

Now that we have an understanding on the scale of the waste of water taking place across the country, it’s important to look at what you can do in your own home to conserve water. The following steps can help you eliminate a large amount of water waste:

Water-drop1 – Take shorter showers: By showering for 5 minutes instead of your usual 10, you can eliminate a large percentage of water waste in your home. The average 10-minute shower uses over 16 gallons of water, and you can cut this number in half by simply taking a 5-minute shower instead.

2 – Use low flow systems: Low flow systems are designed to minimize the amount of water used by our home systems. Both low flow showers and low flow toilets use less than half the amount of water traditional systems require. Over time, and including your entire family, you can reduce your home water waste by hundreds of gallons a year.

3 – Turn off the taps: You might find that you’re using a significant amount of water during the day, even when you haven’t showered or used the dishwasher. This is often because we leave the taps on when brushing teeth and washing dishes in the sink. Try to turn off your faucets in between cleaning and you’ll save gallons of water a month.

By discovering more about the true scale of the water crisis, you can take a more active role in conserving our resources. Call our trusted Greenwood, IN team now at 317-881-7738 to learn more about this important issue.

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Smart Ways to Cut Energy Costs in the New Year!

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Hydro Jetting vs. Snaking for a Clean Plumbing System

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Setting New Year’s Resolutions

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Saving Money on Heating Costs in Fall and Winter

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Saving Money on Heating Costs in Fall and Winter With the high cost of heat, energy efficiency is incredibly important in keeping your heating bills down. To start, do a visual inspection at home. Do you notice any areas right off the bat that could be conduits for warm air to escape outside? Even small […]

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