Many environmentally conscious homeowners now want their homes to reflect the values they hold regarding preserving the planet and conserving our resources. We couldn't agree more with this point of view. In fact, as long-time Atlanta electrical contractors, we work hard to help our customers achieve and maintain a green home. Below are some practical tips you can follow to help our planet.
Make sure you have adequate attic insulation. Keep in mind that hot air rises and a less-than-ideal level of attic insulation means heated air can escape through your attic. When this happens, your HVAC system has to work harder and consume more fuel to maintain the set temperature in your home.
Choose window treatments that help prevent outside air from entering your home and treated air from escaping outdoors. Plantation shutters that are custom-made for your windows, draperies and UV window film are all excellent and effective options.
Find out where you have gaps and cracks in your house and seal them properly with the right type of sealing material.
Faucets and Drains
Replace the gaskets in your faucets at the first sign of drips. Install a drain screen to prevent debris from going into your pipes where it can accumulate and cause clogs or other problems later on.
Most of the water used in typical homes (up to 30 percent) is used for flushing waste down the toilet. Switching to low-flow toilets can save hundreds of gallons of water a year, depending on the number of people living in your house and the number of toilets you have. Make sure there is no water trickling back to the bowl in any of the toilets in your house.
Use the dishwasher only when it's full. Remember to use the air dry option instead of heat dry. Make sure the connectors are not loose or damaged to avoid water leakage.
Tankless water heaters are more efficient both in terms of fuel and water consumption. If you have a hot water tank, insulate it (including the pipes) to prevent heat loss.
Look no further than Pat Murphy Electric for reliable and experienced technicians in Atlanta. As a successful commercial and residential electrical contractor, we have technicians who are knowledgeable and highly trained to handle all your electrical requirements. You can always count on our Atlanta technicians to render prompt, professional and honest service.