Homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of the need to conserve energy. Not only is energy conservation economically beneficial, but it also reduces the carbon footprint of a household; thus, reducing the impact on the environment.
Combating the Winter Season
In colder seasons, conserving energy is difficult, especially when the water in the pool is too cold for a swim. The home hot water system is the second biggest consumer of electricity in a household, after general heating systems. Finding an economical yet viable alternative to traditional general heating systems can be challenging. There does, however, exist money-saving options for water heaters.
For outdoor entertainment, Pool Solar and Spa recommends the use of a pool heat pump heating system for pools. Pools are a big investment for the average household, the cost of heating a pool may not be sustainable that’s why we recommend using a pool heat pump to heat your pool. Electric pool heat pumps, as well as DIY solar heating, are energy and cost-efficient water systems for pools. While electric heat pumps rely on warmth contained in the air, solar heating systems collect sunlight and transfer the heat to your pool. This has obvious energy saving as well as cost cutting benefits which increase over time.
Saving on Lighting
Conserving energy does not have to imply that you need to spend your nights in total darkness. Although light sources are not major electricity consumers, switching to more energy-conserving options will help some way with the monthly bills. Compact fluorescent (CFL) or LED bulbs as substitutes for incandescent bulbs reduces energy consumption in the long run. Another advantage of these bulbs is that they last longer than average ones, removing the need for constant replacement.
A little goes a long way. No matter the weather, it is always good to look for ways you could help lessen the bills and express your care for the environment.