Going green is a noble ambition that can sometimes seem daunting. You’ve replaced the windows in your home, bought energy efficient appliances and even had insulation blown into your attic. Maybe you’ve even invested in solar panels, but still wonder if there’s more. The good news is, there are always more ways to conserve.
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless units are not new to the rest of the world, but are becoming more common in the United States. At first, these units were prohibitively expensive, but have slowly come down in price as new advancements are released. Both gas and electric units come with a slew of benefits such as conserving water and energy, which in turn leads to money savings. A quick internet search can lead to information on tankless water heaters Pleasanton CA options, as well as the pros and cons of installing one.
Smart Sprinkler Control Box
Some of the more common sprinkler control box manufacturers now make smart control boxes. These units are quick and easy to install and can even be controlled remotely from your smartphone. Some of the smart features include rain sensors and flow rate monitoring, which both help prevent water waste. Many of the local water companies and sprinkler manufacturers offer rebates to sweeten the deal. Save money, save water, win-win.
LED Light Bulbs
This is perhaps the most inexpensive option, but could be pricey upfront depending on how many light fixtures you have and whether you need specialty bulbs. LED light bulbs come in both warm and cool spectrums just like standard incandescent light bulbs, however, these bulbs last a considerably longer amount of time. Over the lifetime of these light bulbs, you could save up to half the energy usage of a standard incandescent.
While the cost may prohibitive at first, in the lifetime of the product you will save money overall. Money isn’t the only thing you’ll save, though, you’ll also conserve energy.