The relaxing summer months are the perfect time to make your home energy efficient. Yes, we know, no one wants to think about that while it’s warm outside, but look at it this way, you will be wonderfully prepared for the fall and winter, and it doesn’t take much to get started. These steps towards energy-efficiency can be done quickly, and without much hassle, especially during the summer months, when no one is really thinking about it. Courtesy of Anchor Pumps, here are a couple ideas to get you started.
Get an energy-efficient circulator pump – A circulator pump moves hot water to the different heating places in your home, by constantly circulating a small amount of it, effectively reducing energy use. This is something people don’t think about too often, but it takes a significant amount of energy to heat our water. This particular pump, by Grundfos uses the latest permanent magnet motor technology to reduce the power consumption to as low as five watts. This is a fantastic choice for your first step towards energy-efficiency, and it will definitely come in handy in the winter months.
Install a rainwater system– rainwater harvesting conserves water, adding environmental responsibility to your home. It also cuts down the cost of your water bill. There are numerous benefits to rainwater harvesting. It is better for plants and gardens, it can provide water in case of emergencies, it can solve drainage problems, and it gives you some control over your water supply. A rainwater system will add energy-efficiency and self-sufficiency to your home.
Taking these two steps will get you on your way to an earth-friendly house. It will also lower your energy usage, therefore saving you money. A wondrous beginning to your energy-efficient and environmentally responsible home.