Daylight savings time has a love-hate relationship with a lot of us. While we’re losing an hour of sleep, we’re gaining an hour of productive time. Are you excited about the longer days? While it gives you more time to get things done, like cleaning, homework, and even yard work, it could also be a time where your plumbing gets a lot more use as well.
While you may not think about it, consider that the more time you’re awake and running through the day, the more you’re relying on your plumbing for water. While it may not have a huge impact, it could increase your water costs and have an impact on the environment. If you’d like to make a positive change this season, read on to learn how!
The History of Daylight Savings
Daylight saving is a practice that many places and peoples follow to take the fullest advantage of daylight.
While in the past, as in the times of Benjamin Franklin, this was to leverage the daylight to get things done, not it has morphed into a time where you can easily reduce energy costs both in your home or at your business.
In terms of tourism, people find it beneficial as people spend more holidays out and opt for more shopping. It’s also a good option when it comes to the medical industry as well.
It has been reported that with the help of daylight saving, road safety has improved thanks to better visibility, while the number of pedestrian causalities has been reduced up to 13% in countries that practice Day Light Saving. What may have started as a simple idea to get more work done by sunlight, has impacted our lives greatly.
Longer Days Mean New Ways to Save Water
Water is an integral part of life, and we cannot imagine living without it. This is why it’s always surprising that some of the world’s most advanced countries like America are facing a water crisis. While it may be difficult to prevent, because of global warming and other causes, there are things you could be doing to make a change.
Some tips which you can follow to save more water from today:
- Fix Plumbing Leaks: Not only are they bad for your home, but also they can waste an exorbitant amount of water if left unrepaired.
- Upgrade Your Fixtures: Got a leaky sink? Need a toilet replacement? Upgrade to water-efficient fixtures in your home and go green!
- Water Your Lawn Smarter: Drip and sprinkler irrigation systems are some really effective techniques to preserve water. These irrigation systems water plants exactly on the targeted slots and help reduce water wastage.
Go Green Today!
If we do not follow the instructions of experts to preserve water and our environment, then we could be damaging most of our fresh water supply.
Going green with your plumbing will not only improve performance but also it could do more to improve your carbon footprint.
Whether you’re upgrading your fixtures, replacing old pipes, or just being proactive about turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth, small changes can have a huge impact. If you need more help going green, call Grene Hills Plumbing at (615) 383-3339 - we can help!