PHOENIX, August 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Energy efficiency is important to many homeowners for two primary reasons. The first reason is to save money on the monthly utility bill. The second reason is rim improve environmental sustainability which has become an increasingly important topic for homes across America. There is no single, magical solution that can be used to improve energy efficiency. Instead, changes must be made across the board, both in the home and in the habits of those who live there.
For homeowners looking to improve home energy efficiency, the bathroom is an excellent place to start. High-efficiency showerheads will save thousands of gallons of water every single year. A high-efficiency showerhead which is used just twice a day can save a household over 3,000 gallons of water per year. Just imagine the savings on the utility bill.
Hot water heaters are notorious energy hogs. It takes a very large amount of energy to heat water to 140 degrees, which is the standard for water heaters. Homeowners can turn this temperature down to 120 degrees, which will net massive energy savings. Insulation blankets can be purchased at relatively low cost. Parker & Sons advises homeowners to wrap these insulation blankets around the water heater and the first few feet of piping. This will minimize ambient heat loss, and reduce the amount of work the heater has to do to keep water warm.
LED lights save energy and last longer. They are more expensive than ordinary light bulbs, but they end up paying for themselves over time. It may take a year or two, but eventually, the savings will start rolling in. If homeowners make the move to 100 percent LED lighting, it may be a few years before they have to visit the light bulb aisle of the grocery store again. They may forget what it looks like!
Making these changes is an excellent way to begin improving home energy efficiency. There is no perfect formula so homeowners are encouraged to experiment. Over time, they will devise a home energy savings strategy that is perfect for them.
"We have started paying attention to our energy use at my home, and I can tell you, we have already started saving. You don't have to settle for massive energy bills this summer. Make improvements in regards to your home energy efficiency. If you need help, please do not hesitate to call Parker & Sons at (602) 273-7247," said Josh Kelly of Parker & Sons.
About Parker & Sons
Keeping You Comfortable With Expert Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Service Since 1974. Parker & Sons has been serving homeowners and businesses in Arizona for over 40 years and is recognized nationally.
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