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Conserve Water and Energy This Fall

Posted by admin on Sep 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Water conservation is a serious matter, but did you know that water and energy conservation are closely related?  Think of ways you can save water.  You can set a timer on your shower and reuse your towel.  Reusing your towel  saves the additional water to wash it, but it also saves you energy.  If you examine the clothes you’ve worn at the end of the day and rewash only what is needed, again you save water and energy.  Want some other ideas?  Eat healthier!  Processed food consumes much more water to produce than does locally grown food, and it requires not only more energy to produce it but the energy to transport it as well.  When packing a lunch, use reusable water bottles and food containers.  Sure you have to wash them, but you are still conserving.  To make one pound of plastic requires approximately 24 gallons of water.  Look around your home this fall as you send your kids back to school and think of ways you can conserve water and energy!

 
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Happy Labor Day!

Posted by admin on Sep 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

To all the people that wake up and go to work every day, we wish you a happy, relaxing, and safe day off!

 
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Vacation Worry Free

Posted by admin on Aug 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Leaks and broken pipes can lead to a lot of damage if you don’t notice them in a timely fashion.  If they happen while you are on vacation, you could have a catastrophe before you get home.  Vacation worry free by turning off the water main to your home before you leave.  If you don’t know where it is located, have a plumber show you where it is and how to operate it.  If you have a sprinkler system running that  cannot be turned off for an extended period of time, shut off the valve to the house only.  The location and how to operate your main valves is something you should be aware of in case you are home and have a plumbing emergency but can also give you peace of mind when you’re out of town.

 

 

 

 
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Let Your Water Heater Take a Vacation With You!

Posted by admin on Jul 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

No, you can’t take it with you, but you can turn it off for the week you are gone and save money on your energy bill.  If you have a regular electric or natural gas water heater, it is one of the highest energy consumers in your home.  Make sure there is no risk of freezing and then shut it off while you are on vacation.  You may be surprised by how much you save!  You can shut it off at your main circuit panel, the main shutoff handle on the heater itself, or some heaters even have a vacation setting on the temperature control dial.  You could alternately just turn your water heater down to its lowest setting.  One tip, make sure you turn it back on as soon as you return home.  It will take an hour or so to heat the water back up!

 

 
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Do You Need a Hot/Cold Hosebib?

Posted by admin on Jun 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

Summer is almost here, and the weather is warming up.  Wouldn’t all of your outdoor tasks be so much easier with warm water?  From washing the car to washing the dog to filling up the kid’s pool, a hot and cold hose bib is an easy addition to your home and will make all of your outdoor chores much more enjoyable!

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