Are you in need of plumbing services or in need of a plumber? Of course you are, or you wouldn’t be reading this article. But another question to ponder is; ‘I am taking other initiatives to make my home or business energy efficient and saving money?’
It is a common question posed to many home and business owners every day, but let’s really take closer look at it. Do you have a minute?
All homes have this the basic list depending on the area of the country in which you reside, furnace; air conditioner; and water heater to just name a few. But did you know a few of these facts? Your furnace will typically last you 15-18 years. However, if your furnace is more than 10 years old it is recommended it be checked annually. Once your furnace ages, it will cost you money to keep running. Regular inspections can help keep your furnace healthy and possibly help make that 18 year mark before having to replace it. A simple inspection is an easy cost saving tactic that will save you the costly expense of replacement early due to lack of regular service or even a high ended furnace repair.
Air conditioners, in some areas of the country, they are definitely a necessity. Homeowners spend roughly $11m per year running their AC as at least two-thirds of all homes in the U.S. alone, have air conditioners. Again, regular maintenance and spending a little now can save you a costly repair bill later. Additionally, considering the installation of an energy-efficient air conditioner could potentially save you 20%-50% on those high energy bills. A very cool solution to an expensive staple.
On to those water heaters, an old under maintained water heater can account to 30% of your home’s energy consumption. Crazy right? Many plumbing services out there can help.
So what is the moral of the story? Next time you left that phone to dial for plumbing services, consider choosing a contractor that can also inspect your furnace, air conditioner and water heater at the same time. Be open to those energy and money saving initiatives that will save you money. Bottom line, take care of your bottom line save for tomorrow.