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Happy Earth Day! While we should always be conscious about the environment every day, here’s a yearly reminder about how you can do your part to save energy and give mother Earth some well-deserved TLC.

Fix Leaky Faucets

A drip here and there might not seem like a big problem, but not tending to leaky faucets can be a major waste of water. Not only is wasted water bad for the environment, but it’s bad for your bank account too.

Invest in a Smart Thermostat

Technology has come a long way with “smart thermostats.”  Having control over your heating and cooling system can help you save energy. For example, you can program your thermostat to keep the A/C off for the hours you are at work. Your bank account and mother nature will thank you!

Unplug Electronics You Aren’t Using

While unplugging your refrigerator won’t be helpful, there are other things around the home that stay plugged in that can still drain energy, even they aren’t in use. Here are some appliances to remove from the socket when not in use:

  • Video game consoles
  • Printers
  • Microwaves
  • Phone chargers
  • Coffee makers
  • Night lights

Lower the Temperature on Your Water Heater

According to energy.gov, setting your water heater too high can be bad for your wallet. While it’s recommended by most manufacturers to keep your water heater thermostat at 140 degrees, most households can run just as well at 120 degrees. So, stay earth-friendly all year long, and lower your water heater temperature today.

Re-evaluate Your Appliances

When you purchase a refrigerator or air conditioner, it usually comes with an energy efficiency rating and paying attention to EER (energy efficiency ratio) and SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings can make all the difference in how much energy your home is consuming. If you have old appliances or you notice your energy bill is higher than usual, it may be time to replace certain appliances in your home.

Whether you need hot water heater repair or an A/C tune-up, AAA Service get your home running efficiently so you can save energy costs and the environment too! Schedule an appointment online or call us to learn more about our many services.


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