Going Green Tips from Experts You Can Count On
Going green isn’t just about the planet: it’s also about your wellbeing, the safety of your family, and the health of the Earth for generations to come. And that’s why Earth Day was created back in 1970.
Earth Day is meant to encourage people to take action against habits and practices that are damaging to the planet and the environment. So this April 22, all of us at Jim Wagner Plumbing Inc. want to help you celebrate Earth Day by going green with these great tips.
How to Go Green for Earth Day
The single most important thing you can do to go green this Earth Day and every day is to cut your fossil fuel use and reduce your carbon footprint.
There are plenty of activities that you partake in each day that contributes to your carbon footprint, including:
- Using energy
- Buying plastics
- Eating meat
Reducing your carbon footprint, therefore, is all about driving less, conserving energy, buying less plastic, finding more eco-friendly ways of traveling, and eating more fruits, vegetables, and plant proteins.
How to Cut Down on Plastic Use
Most plastics are made from petroleum, and bottled water is a primary example of a fossil fuel intensive product that most people don’t think twice about. But bottled water in America uses millions of barrels of oil each year, and the majority of those bottles just end up in landfills.
So every time you buy a bottle of water, you’re increasing your carbon footprint. Happily, the easy solution here is to stop buying bottled water and to install a filtration system in your home for the cleanest and purest water possible.
How to Green Your Water Heater
When you talk about going green by reducing energy consumption, your water heater is a great place to start.
When you’re due for a replacement, upgrade to an energy-efficient tankless water heater.
These units are more efficient, they require less energy to operate, waste less energy, cost less to operate, last longer than storage-tank heaters, and never run out of hot water.
It’s a win-win-win for your family, your wallet, and the environment!
How to be Eco-Friendly with Plumbing
Earth Day also focuses on other chief environmental issues, such as the global water crisis, droughts, and the importance of water conservation.
And when it comes to your home, you can go green by going water-efficient in the bathroom, laundry room, and kitchen by installing low-flow and water saving faucets, shower heads, and toilets.
In fact, your family will save thousands of gallons of water over the year just by replacing water-guzzling plumbing fixtures with modern eco-friendly ones.