Consider all the essential appliances you depend on each and every day. Your water heater, your air conditioner, and your plumbing all provide the modern comforts we take for granted. To aid you as you maintain these home appliances and to extend the life of your personal investment, here is a brief homeowner’s guide!
General Savings Tips for Home
When it comes to maintaining your home appliances, efficiency is key. Limiting waste and shortening run times will not only save you money on your monthly bill, but it will also extend the life of your invaluable appliances. Try charting your daily usage of water, electricity, and gas. Take careful note of peaks and lull times, plus the hours that no one is in the house. You can utilize intelligent learning equipment (such as the Nest Thermostat) to help you limit appliances usage while you’re out of the house. Otherwise, try limiting waste related to usage habits.
More Detailed Suggestions
Hard Water Damages Your Plumbing Appliances
For your plumbing system, consider your water quality. Do you have problems with heavy water loaded with nasty mineral deposits or dirt? These impurities gradually, but steadily afflict your entire plumbing system, corroding metal and causing unpleasant clogs. There are plenty of water quality solutions to protect your supply from mineral deposits, such as the Rhino water filtration systems.
Installing a quality control device in your plumbing will help extend the life of several of your most important appliances and pipes, including:
- Shower heads
- Water heaters
- Sewer lines
- Kitchen water dispensers
- and more!
Which Household Appliance Uses the Most Electricity?
One of your most expensive home appliances is your heating and cooling system. Your HVAC system accounts for almost half of your home’s daily energy consumption. Any improvements for your HVAC system can both extend the life of your system and lower energy costs.
Energy Savings Projects
Your home’s roof and attic both play a huge role in protecting your HVAC system, so that’s where our tips apply. First, consider adding additional insulation to your attic. You’ll want to select a product with a high R-factor and good coverage. The more outside air and heat that comes through your attic, the more energy your HVAC system will use to compensate. The average return on investment for additional insulation is beyond 100%, meaning you will gain money over your investment costs.
Another project you can consider is a cool roof replacement. Cool roofing provides an added barrier between your home and direct sunlight. The more light and heat your roof reflects, the better your home energy efficiency will be. Metal is general the preferred material for homeowners, but there are a few other options you can find on the market.
Ask About Our Metal Roof Installation Services!
If you’d like to learn more about how a Dallas, TX metal roof installation can save you money, give our team in Dallas a call today at (214) 373-1500! You can also reach our Fort Worth professionals at (817) 800-1881.