During the month of October, Weather Master Heating and Air, a top local plumbing, heating and air conditioning company, wants everyone to be aware of how to conserve water as well as reduce the amount of contaminants in it. Modern technology has allowed most of us to take water for granted, but during this summer’s drought we were reminded that it is a valuable resource.

Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, but only about three percent is fresh water. And, only one percent of that is able to be used by humans.  With water in such short supply, human actions can make a big impact on its availability and quality.

With the vast majority of us concerned about the quality of the water in our homes, it’s a good idea to install a whole-home water filtration system. “Water filtration is the best way to ensure that every drop of water that enters your home is clean and uncontaminated. It pays for itself and is eco-friendly because you won’t need to buy bottled water any longer,” says Lee Hill, Vice President of Weather Master. “It also extends the life of plumbing, appliances that use water such as washing machines and dishwashers, and fixtures.”

Hill continues, “Other systems that a homeowner should consider include water softeners and ultraviolet light systems.  The best combination of water purification and filtration for each home can be difficult to pinpoint; getting expert advice is a good first step in making a decision.  An expert will analyze an individual family’s use and will test their water, and then give recommendations.”

Conserving water is important for the Earth and helps keep water bills low. It’s especially important during drought conditions such as many areas of the United States saw  in 2012. To help reduce your water usage:

  • Purchase low-flow showerheads and install aerators on all faucets
  • Install low-flow toilets to reduce your water usage by as much as five gallons per flush
  • Run dishwashers and washing machines only when full
  • Limit yourself and family members to five-minute showers
  • Wash your car at a car wash that recycles water, or wash it in your yard to water the grass at the same time
  • Water lawns between five and nine in the morning or after six in the evening to prevent evaporation
  • Water lawns deeply once a week, since they only need one inch of rain per week to thrive
  • Purchase or make rain barrels; use the accumulated water for outdoor plants

For more information about Weather Master, visit www.weathermasterhvac.com.

Weather Master Heating and Air
Weather Master Heating and Air has been serving Wake, Durham, Granville, Orange, Chatham and Johnston counties since 1977. By providing the very best in air conditioning, heating and plumbing equipment and service, Weather Master Heating and Air delivers world-class service with a small-company touch. They are committed to doing “Whatever It Takes” to deliver immediate comfort to North Carolinians.