With gas prices soaring and a lot of other expenses going up, too, many Americans are looking for ways to save money and make their budget dollars go a little further. While choosing to carpool to save on gas and eating at home vs. eating out are great ways to save, don’t forget about something that can help you save money every single day, all year long … energy-efficient home improvements.
Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Can Save You Money
While it’s true that energy-efficient home improvements do cost money to purchase or install upfront, they can offer significant savings for many days, months, and years to come. Let’s take a look at some of the most common home upgrades that can save you money.
#1. Install a new energy-efficient dishwasher. Dishwashers are already huge time and energy savers. While washing dishes in the sink can use around 27 gallons of water, a dishwasher typically uses 6 gallons or less. When you utilize an energy-efficient model, however, you save even more, both in terms of water and electricity. Water conservation is especially important here in drought-ridden California and saving money on your energy bill is a plus, too.
#2. Use an energy-efficient washing machine. Laundry already takes a fair amount of physical energy to get the job done (lugging heaving laundry baskets around the house is no easy chore!). An energy-efficient model won’t carry your baskets for you but it can cut down on energy, detergent, and water costs since many of these models can sense the load and use exactly the right water temperature, level, and amount of detergent needed.
#3. Save money with a home water softener. If you live in an area with hard water, this is one of the most essential energy-efficient home improvements for you to make. Hard water costs you money because the minerals in it build up over time inside your home’s plumbing and also inside your water-using appliances. This cuts down on the efficiency and lifespan of those appliances, making you spend more money on energy each month and also causing you to replace appliances more frequently. Save money and your appliances by installing a home water softener.
#4. Install a drinking water system. While we’re on the topic of water, how is your drinking water? Are you relying on bottled water from the store to get water that’s safe to drink and tastes good? Unfortunately, bottled water production causes pollution, requires a significant amount of energy, and bottled water itself is not always contaminant-free. On the other hand, a home drinking water system saves you physical energy (no more lugging cases of water home from the store!), is also cheaper than bottled water, and is better for the environment.
Save Time, Money, and Energy with Home Water Treatment Products
While we can’t help you with energy-efficient home improvements such as a new dishwasher or thermostat, we can help you save time, energy, and money with top quality water treatment products. We sell and service a variety of products to meet your household’s water needs and we’re committed to helping you get the quality water you deserve.
Simply contact us today and one of our water treatment experts will help you find the best solution for you and your family.