Here at Day & Nite Plumbing and Heating, we know that high utility bills can be a pain. Everyone wants to know how they can lower their water and electric bills. Fortunately, with some simple habit changes and some help from your local plumbing and HVAC experts, it's easy to do just that. With these tips and the aid of our pros, you'll notice a big difference in the utility bill this season.
Take Shorter Showers
Showering uses up a lot of water, so just cutting down on the amount of time you spend in there can make a big difference. This is especially true when the weather starts to get warmer. If you're exercising more in the nice weather, that probably means more showers. Making all of them shorter will save you some cash.
The start of a new season is a great time to check the filters on your HVAC equipment. It could be time to change them out for new ones. This helps your system run more efficiently. That saves you electricity while ensuring that your home remains at the temperature you like.
Think About New Fixtures
If you're worried about water usage, it could be time to invest in some new faucets and fixtures. Newer fixtures reduce flow and waste less water. A low-flow shower head can do that same thing. Updating some old fixtures can cost money up front, but you'll save on the water bill over time.
Get an HVAC Inspection
You can also call in our HVAC experts for an inspection if your power bill seems rather high. We can make sure that there aren't any issues that are causing your HVAC equipment to waste energy. We can fix a variety of common problems, including leaky ductwork, that could be causing your HVAC system to become a bit of an electricity hog.
Upgrade Old Appliances
Updating your old appliances to Energy Star certified models can also help. An older dishwasher or laundry machine may not be nearly as efficient as one of the newer machines out there. Opting for a new model that uses water more efficiently could help with your water bill. Also remember to only run appliances like these when they're full. That will save you on water costs as well.
Invest in New HVAC Equipment
On that same note, upgrading your HVAC equipment can also help reduce your power bill. Newer systems can run more efficiently, without sacrificing comfort or effectiveness. Even just upgrading to a smart thermostat can help. This unique device can be linked with your smartphone, so you can control your home's temperature no matter where you are and ensure that you're not wasting electricity cooling or warming an empty house. You'll be able to keep your home comfortable without jacking up your power bill.
Your King County Plumbers and HVAC Technicians
If your utility bills seem just a little too high, try following some of these tips and see if they help. And if you think that your bill should be even lower, contact the experts at Day and Nite Plumbing and Heating. We'll spot any plumbing or HVAC issues that could be costing you money.