Go GreenDo your part in helping the environment while also saving money on utility bills.
Fairly inexpensive and environmentally friendly upgrades such as ceiling fans or water saving fixtures are just some of the many ways you accomplish this. Our craftsmen have helped thousands of homeowners make energy efficient upgrades to their homes. Provided below are some relatively inexpensive green improvements that you can make to your home.
Sun tubes are a great way to bring sunlight into rooms while reducing the need for lights. They can be installed in a matter of hours instead of days as with skylights. Moreover, the light output is remarkable, providing as much light as you would expect from a skylight many times its size. Some sun tubes also qualify for a tax rebate which makes them even more appealing. Add some light to your home while reducing your electrical bill with a sun tube installed professionally by Handyman Pronto.
Water Saving Fixtures
With some American households using upwards of 350 gallons of water per day, there are plenty of opportunities to save water by replacing fixtures. Replacing your old showerhead with a 1.75 gpm showerhead can reduce your water usage by over 30%. Your toilet also consumes a considerable amount of water. By replacing your old toilet with a new toilet that uses 1.28 gallons per flush, you can save over 16,000 gallons a year*.
Ceiling fans might not seem like such a green idea at first. However, they can help reduce your homes energy consumption year round. Using fans in the warmer months can make rooms feel up to 8 degrees cooler, thereby allowing you to set your air conditioner's thermostat to a higher temperature while still remaining comfortable. In the cooler months, you can reverse the direction of the ceiling fans which will gently push down the warm air that naturally rises and re-circulate it with the cooler air below. In turn, your heating system will have to work less, saving you money on heating costs.
Replacing your current thermostat with a programmable thermostat can save you hundreds of dollars in energy savings over the year. A programmable thermostat helps make it easy for you to save by offering pre-programmed settings to regulate your home's temperature in both summer and winter - when you are asleep or away. A programmable thermostat is fairly inexpensive and can be installed relatively quickly, making it a must for all homeowners.
Contact Handyman Pronto today to see how we can make your home and the environment a better place.
*Based on average usage for a household of four.