Green Screened for a Good Reason
WeatherMakers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing has made a commitment to work hard for the environment. Our goal is to improve energy efficiency at work and in the field, and we are committed to using chemicals safely.
Green Screened Contractors:
- Educate people about the environmental and savings benefits of having green, energy-efficient HVAC and plumbing systems.
- Offer homeowners knowledge, products, and services that improve the indoor air quality and energy efficiency of their homes.
- Take an active role in preserving the environment through recycling, reusing, and conserving products and supplies both in the office and field.
Heating and cooling efficiency
When we talk about efficiency for heating and cooling, we aren’t just talking about the number of BTUs used by your furnace, we’re talking about how effective your system is at controlling the temperature in your home or business.
We will ensure your heating or cooling system is right-sized so that it can work at peak efficiency.
We’ll also examine your air flow and ventilation. Leaks, obstructions, and dirty airways reduce the efficiency of your system and make it work harder. Keeping air flows clean and laying them out in efficient ways are cost-effective ways to improve efficiency.
There are actions you can take, too:
- Dial down the heat or A/C when you’re not home.
- Check that windows aren’t open when heating or cooling the air.
- Wear a sweater when it’s chilly.
- Keep your air humidified — 45% is comfortable and helps air stay at a more constant temperature.
Water conservation is important for all regions of the world, even in areas that may seem to have an abundance of water. Saving water is good for the environment, good for your home, and good for your wallet. It prevents water pollution in nearby lakes and rivers and can add years to your septic system. There are many easy, effective ways to cut down on water usage without having to change your lifestyle greatly.
Tips for conserving water:
Fix leaks — One small drip from a water faucet can waste 20 gallons of water per day. Check all pipes and faucets for leaks. Also, check your toilet. Add a few drops of food coloring to the tank. If it leaks into the toilet bowl in 30 minutes or less, you have a leak.
Install Low-Flow Aerators and Showerheads — They use less than 2.5 gallons of water per minute, which is way less than standard faucets, and you won’t even notice the difference.
Save Water Daily — You can save gallons by turning off the water when you brush, keeping showers short, and filling one sink with water and the other with plain water when washing dishes.
Full Loads Only — Load dishwashers and washers at full capacity before running them. Many newer dishwashers recommend that you don’t pre-rinse the dishes, so save the water. Avoid the permanent press cycle on your washing machine, which uses an extra five gallons of water for the additional rinse.
Replace Old Appliances — If it’s time to update your appliances, do so. Energy efficient appliances can save 30-50% on energy consumption.
Don’t Flush Garbage — Flushing away things like cigarette butts, tissues, or dust bunnies wastes five to seven gallons of water per flush. Same goes for the garbage disposal. The more you use it, the more you have to let the water run to keep it clean. Dump waste in the garbage, or start a compost pile for scraps of food.