Going green isn’t just good for the environment but you can also save money as well.
Turning down your heat when possible is a good start to go green.
Lowering your control device a few degrees can translate into noticeable savings on your energy bill. You can save as low as 1% for every degree that you lower your control device for every eight hours it’s running. Replacing your filter every few weeks can save you 5% on your heating cost! Dirty filters restrict airflow plus increase energy use. Lowering the temperature on your water gas furnace to 120 degrees should still supply all the sizzling water you need while reducing your energy bill. This also will slow down the mineral buildup and corrosion in your furnace and also pipes. Insulating the hot water gas furnace and the first 6 feet of hot and cold-water pipes will allow sizzling water to get to you faster meaning you will waste less water waiting for the tap to heat up to the desired temperature, saving you money! Using the frigid water setting more often instead of the hot setting will make a difference in energy usage, while still getting your clothes clean. Showering accounts for 20% of household water usage.Save water by installing low-flow shower heads, faucets, and toilets can decrease water consumption by 30% or more, reducing the need for your water gas furnace plus saving energy. Check for dripping faucets and leaks because one drop of water per hour doesn’t seem like a whole lot but over time it can add up to 3,000 gallons in one year. That is enough to take more than 170 showers. Taking these steps will help you go green this year, lower your daily energy bill, plus put more money in your pocket.