Tomorrow the world will gather together to celebrate Earth Day! This year’s campaign focuses on environmental and climate literacy for the purpose of building a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change. You can celebrate Earth Day and do your part to save the planet by making simple changes to your daily routine. Here are four ways that you can start today!
Pack Up The Dishwasher
The average dishwasher uses six gallons of water per cycle, while the average energy saving dishwasher uses about four and a half gallons. Ensuring that the dishwasher is filled before beginning a cycle can save your household hundreds of gallons of water.
Install An Energy Efficient Faucet
Did you know that the average kitchen accounts for about 20% of indoor water use? If your faucet hasn’t been replaced in the past six years, it most likely flows at a rate of five gallons per minute. Opting for a newer, more energy efficient faucet can save you three and a half gallons every minute.
Give The Kids A New Chore
The average dryer uses 3.3-kilowatt hours of energy and estimates an average of 11 cents per kilowatt hour. Not only do those pennies add up, but the time spent drying your clothes increases your household energy consumption. Take advantage of the rising temperatures and hang your clothes to dry outside!
Before You Crank On The AC
Have your HVAC unit professionally maintained if you haven’t done so already. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5-15%. If your filter hasn’t been changed, your unit may be working inefficiently to compensate, costing you money and increasing energy consumption.
Happy Earth Day From Misty Clean
If your home is looking a little less than tidy, Misty Clean can help! We offer professional cleaning services throughout the Anne Arundel area, Howard County, downtown Baltimore, and Baltimore County. We are happy to provide you with a great one-time cleaning, stop by once or twice a week, or just swing by in the spring and fall to clean up your home. We have a great deal of expertise in cleaning homes and businesses, so trust us with restoring your home to rights. If you are ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.