Some tips for reducing water waste in your yard include intimidating to-dos like replacing all your sprinklers with soaker hoses or creating a graywater reuse system from scratch. But you don’t have to go all in with these major projects to show your support for the environment. If your budget or time is limited, you can still make small changes that add up to a big impact.
Here are five baby steps you can take to use your outdoor plumbing in a water-efficient manner.
What Are the Benefits You’ll Enjoy with a Humidifier?
Your home: It’s where you’ll most likely spend the majority of your downtime. So, you need to make sure your home is the most comfortable place in your life. If you’re trying to figure out ways to add extra comfort to your home, you might want to look into having a humidifier installed.
Even with great insulation, your home can get uncomfortably hot during the summer, and unless you have an air conditioning system, you can’t do much to get cool. If you want to replace or install an AC unit before summer hits, you have many options to choose from, and they all have their own pros and cons. Check out these common options to see which is right for you.
The sewer line running from your home to the city sewer system is critical to the proper operation of all the plumbing in your home. Every drain in the home runs into the sewer line, so if there is a problem with that line, you will have some indications either in the house or in the yard, or sometimes both. Recognizing these problems is essential. Continue reading
If you have a dishwasher to do your dishes for you, you may feel like there’s nothing you can do to reduce its water usage other than making sure each load is full. After all, it runs its cycle automatically, using pre-programmed water flow speeds.
But you can actually use several strategies to maximize your dishwasher’s water efficiency. Here are four of them. Continue reading
If you’re a snowbird, you need to take special care of your home before you leave for the winter. This is particularly important where your plumbing is concerned. Overnight temperatures can dip into the freezing range in the Pittsburgh area. Once your Pittsburgh plumbing is exposed to that type of cold during the winter, you can expect serious problems, including ruptured water pipes. Continue reading
Heat pumps do more than just heat the home; they also cool it and help to control the levels of humidity in your house. Buying and installing a heat pump is a major investment, and you should consider several factors to ensure that you get the most appropriate unit for your needs. Continue reading
Using natural gas to heat your home and power your appliances is generally safe, but if there’s a gas leak or other issue with your gas line, it can be very dangerous. Knowing the signs of a gas line problem will help you keep your family safe. These are some of the things to watch out for. Continue reading
When outdoor temperatures in the Pittsburgh area drop, a warm home can be a real comfort. Many types of heating systems are available to help homeowners achieve the warm interiors they desire. You are probably familiar with forced-air heating and baseboard heating systems, but a radiant heating system might be a foreign concept. Continue reading
Summer is here and that means your family vacation is just around the corner. Whether you’re leaving for a long weekend or going out of town for an extended trip, leaving your home protected is an essential step in your pre-vacation planning. Along with securing your valuables, securing the windows and locking the entry doors, you also need to make sure that your plumbing is ready to be left alone.