The next decade is fast approaching, and it’s time to make 2020 the year you get serious about your plumbing and HVAC! If you are looking to make sure your home’s most essential systems are always at their best, here are some of our top-recommended resolutions!
New Year’s Resolutions: Plumbing and HVAC Edition
Be Mindful of Your Garbage Disposal
Your sink’s built-in garbage disposal is a great asset when you’re cooking, but far too many homes wind up with significant blockages and broken pipes because of misuse. In fact, a garbage disposal should only be used for pieces of small, organic waste like fruits and some vegetables (i.e., celery is always a no!); never pour grease or oil into your sink and avoid throwing any bread, rice, or pasta down the drain as well.
Improve Your Air Quality
Pet dander, dust, and seasonal allergens can make any home’s air feel stale. Consider investing in professional indoor air quality solutions, such as an air purifier — which can help filter contaminants from your air and make sure that every breath you take inside is fresh. Don’t mistake air filters as purifiers; while your air filter can stop dust and toxins from entering your ducts, it’s primary purpose is not to decontaminate air or improve any air that’s already circulating indoors.
Create Greater Comfort with Zoning Systems
Do you ever find one person feels too cold with the AC on while another complains that it’s still too hot? Eliminate the problem by installing zoning systems in your ducts, which will allow your family to adjust the temperature in select rooms of your home. A smart thermostat is used to make the necessary adjustments, and you’ll never have to argue over the best setting again.
Save Water With New Showerheads and Faucets
You can lower your water bill and reduce your energy consumption by investing in some low-flow showerheads and water-saving faucet aerators. Showerheads should have a flow rate of under 2.5 gallons per minute, and your new aerators should be around 1.5. Combined them with more water-saving behaviors, such as turning off the sink while you scrub dishes, and you could save thousands of gallons a year.
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