Leading Orange County electrical, plumbing and HVAC company offers tips to save money and water for California homeowners
YORBA LINDA, Calif. July 20, 2016 – Excalibur, a leading residential electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning company serving Orange County, California, advises local homeowners on best practices for water conservation and efficiency during the summer months.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average family spends more than $1,000 each year in water costs and consumes 400 gallons of water per day. Californians are especially familiar with the high cost of water due to the diminished availability of water year-round, and the current water regulations that are in place. Decreasing water usage is an obvious practice to reduce water consumption and utility bills, but additional measures can help contribute to a home’s overall water efficiency.
“We’re going through one of the biggest droughts we’ve ever had,” said Brian Vardiman, owner of Excalibur. “With the current mandatory restrictions in place, we’re all being forced into conserving water or risk paying hundreds of dollars in fines. Incorporating simple exercises such as only running a dishwasher when it’s full or even defrosting food in the refrigerator rather than under running water can not only help families save on water costs, but also help preserve our environment. We want to make saving money and saving our planet as easy for homeowners as possible.”
Here are a few measures the professionals at Excalibur suggest to keep homes water and energy efficient this summer:
- Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator rather than running the tap.
- Use the garbage disposal sparingly.
- Install a water treatment system to increase the efficiency and lifespan of appliances.
- Wash fruits and vegetables in a pan rather than in the sink.
- Save approximately 10 gallons a day by turning off the water while brushing teeth.
- Wash clothes in cold water.
- Cut down water consumption by 8-18 gallons a minute by using a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and patios.
- Check for leaking plumbing fixtures such as toilets and faucets.
Homeowners can also save water by ensuring all appliances and fixtures are up-to-date and in good repair. Replacing older or leaking fixtures with high efficiency units can save thousands of gallons a year.
The professionals at Excalibur have worked with a number of homeowners in Orange County to provide energy-efficient and comfortable home environments all year-round. Excaliburs has built a team of licensed, experienced electricians, plumbers and HVAC technicians who are dedicated to delivering high quality customer service to every home.
Located in Yorba Linda, California, Excalibur has been providing services to Orange County and the surrounding areas since the 2003. Offering unparalleled experience to home owners and small businesses, the Excalibur mission is to build long-lasting relationships with its customers. All of its Orange County electricians, plumbers and heating and air experts are licensed, professionally trained, and extensively experienced. Available 24/7 for repairs, Excalibur has helped homeowners maintain a comfortable living experience year-round.