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Top 10 back to school energy savings

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Be in hot water

Is your water heater up to the challenge of multiple, concurrent showers? Getting ready for school and work can put a strain on an old or undersized water heater—making showers chilly. If your water heater is nearing ten years old, it may be time for an energy-efficient upgrade from Washington Energy. Check out our standard and tankless water heaters and ensure your fall mornings aren’t starting colder than they need to.

Stay warm at the right time

You hate wasting energy, but you also don’t want to return to a cold home. The answer is simple: set it and forget it. Honeywell’s thermostats are sleek, smart, and can provide major savings on your energy bills—up to 15%. Set the thermostat to drop the temperature during the day, raise it right before you or the kids get home, and reap the rewards all season long.

Inspect your heating

Speaking of heat, it’s a good idea to get your furnace inspected by a professional before you start using it in full force. A Precision Tune-Up will make sure it stays running smoothly during the back to school season and beyond.

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Don’t let the cold out

The back to school season means the return of early morning lunch prep. When you’re making lunches, grab everything you need out of the refrigerator at one time and be sure to shut the door. Leaving the door open, even for short periods of time, can waste a surprising amount of energy.

Remember to unplug

It sounds spooky, but “vampire power” is very real. It’s the energy loss that comes from devices you’re not using, but still have plugged in. Think hair dryers, fans, and video game consoles. Get your family in the habit of unplugging devices before school and work to combat this creepy (and costly) phenomenon.

Close the blinds

If you find your home is too hot or too cold – a culprit might be your windows. Closing your blinds or curtains can mitigate cold air or block hot rays of sunshine.

Don’t let a drip drain your wallet

Be sure to fix faucet leaks, drips and running toilets as soon as possible. If you’re unsure of the overall state of your plumbing, consider a plumbing inspection, which will identify these costly problems.

Time your lighting

Always forgetting to turn off the porch light? How about the living room lamp before bed? As the days get shorter, it’s a great time to program your lights to a timer. You can set them to illuminate at homework time and turn off for bedtime.

Have a backup (generator) plan

Do you have a plan for power loss during an ice or windstorm? A Ggenerac backup generator from WES ensures life goes on without skipping a beat. Homework is done, meals can be cooked, and the family stays warm.

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Know where you stand

The first day of school is a great time to maximize your home’s energy efficiency before fall and winter set in. A home energy audit gives you the knowledge and information you need for improvement, including:

  • Customized color report detailing audit results
  • Prioritized list of opportunities to improve home’s performance
  • Tips to improve indoor air quality
  • Utility savings modeling on home
  • Detailed breakdown of available incentives and rebates

While saying goodbye to summer can be tough, the back to school season is a fresh start and an exciting time for everyone. With additional energy savings, back to school can be economical as well.

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Conserving water: ethical and economical

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 18 counties in Washington State as natural disaster areas because of the statewide drought. With high temperatures and a lack of rain, it’s clear that water conservation is more important than ever. Incorporating efficient, water-saving fixtures and products into your home not only helps the environment—it’s crucial to your wallet. From toilets to faucets, and water heaters to water leak protection systems, selecting products and installation from Washington Energy Services can make a big difference.

Toilets

Tired of flushing money down the toilet? Figuratively speaking, that is. The toilets we offer and install provide the efficiency you want and the power you need. The Cadet PRO Round Front Toilet uses 20% less water, while the TOTO Drake Toilet line offers premier design and innovation.

Faucets

Dirty dishes and hands require a faucet that’s up to the challenge, without sacrificing efficiency. Our faucets fit the (water) bill. With affordable options from Matco-Norca, and sleek, modern selections from Moen, you’ll be sure to find the right faucet to fit your style and budget. We can even install your new faucet to ensure maximum ease and efficiency. Take a look and contact us to learn more.

Water heaters

Options are good. But when it comes to water heaters, it can be a challenge to know what type is right for your family, your wallet, and the environment. Washington Energy Services can help. Here’s an at-a-glance look at the various types of water heaters:

  • Tank Water Heaters: This standard water heater is a reliable workhorse that can provide low operating costs and efficiency.
  • Tankless Water Heaters: This resourceful option heats water only when you need it.
  • Heat Pump Water Heaters: Perhaps the most efficient option, this heater uses ambient air to warm the water.
  • Boilers: The energy efficient boiler is becoming increasingly popular in Seattle—and with good reason. It works by heating water to a preset temperature and circulating it throughout the home.

Water heaters don’t have to be confusing. Learn more and get a free estimate.

Plumbing inspection and water leak protection systems

Prevent water waste before it starts with a plumbing inspection and water leak protection system. A plumbing inspection by Washington Energy Services provides a thorough examination of your water heater, sewer line, pipes, fixtures, water disposals, and more. Most importantly, it offers peace of mind that your home is safe from water breaks, flooding, and damage. Get complete protection by adding water leak protection systems that will alert you in the event of flooding and immediately shut off the unwelcome water.

Washington Energy Services can help you achieve both your ethical and economical goals. After all, conserving water is simply the right thing to do… and the money savings don’t hurt either.

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