5 Easy Ways To Make Your Home More ‘Green’

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by Blue Mountain

More and more homeowners are becoming conscious of our environmental impact. And even though the ‘green’ movement is popular 365 days of the year, we wanted to use St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to shine some extra light on the cause. A little can go a long way and here’s where you can start.

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1. Properly Set Your Programmable Thermostat

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, stop reading and buy one! This smart appliance reads your patterns and sets a timer on your HVAC system to help regulate the temperature in your home.

Tip: If you set your thermostat one degree below 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and one degree above 78 degrees farenheit in the summer, you can save up to five percent on your energy bill!

2. Reduce Your Water Consumption

Install low-flow showerheads, toilets, and faucets. Bonus points if you also end up buying WaterSense labeled products on top of it.

3. Switch To LED Lights

LED lights last longer, are far more durable, save you money, are less harsh on your eyes, and don’t produce any noise or heat.

4. Use The Dishwasher

This tip relates to number two — reducing your water consumption. It may be hard to believe, but running your dishwasher uses less water than hand washing each dish does.

5. Stay Away From VOC Products

Products that contain VOCs are harmful on our environment and our health. They cause headaches, nausea, and difficulty breathing.

With us, your comfort is our number one priority. So if you need an experienced plumber in Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Staunton, choose Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling! Visit our website or call 877-280-5777 to schedule a service or repair.

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