A couple weeks ago, you had a discussion with a few friends about how dry everything is in your house. Most of the wood, your skin, sinuses, fingernails, it seems like every single thing is simply too dry. No amount of lotion helps for very long. You have been running a warm air ultrasonic humidifier in your room at night, but it is not nearly enough and the white dust from your incredibly hard water is a mess. The whole house humidifier that is supposedly part of the heating and cooling system is a joke.
Last week, you invested in an evaporative humidifier and it put it in your room at night, but eventually also opened your bedroom door and let it run during the day. This has made so much of a difference, that today you bought another for the main floor. The second humidifier that you purchased has a fan, so it is louder than an ultrasonic, but it is not any louder than the warm air variety that you have tried in the past. These changes have been more than helpful. For the first time in years, you are probably approaching normal humidity levels in your house, and both you and your husband feel so much better. By looking at the square footage the unit covers, you have been able to get enough for the size of your entire home.
Is Your Home As Comfortable as It Should Be?
Not all home improvement projects are as simple as finding the right kind of humidifier. In fact, unless you are highly skilled or experienced, it is important to shy away from performing major home improvements yourself. In fact, many realtors go so far as to suggest that their clients call the real estate office if they are in the process of hiring a contractor for any kind of major, and sometimes minor, work on their homes. The decision to talk with a realtor before calling a Sacramento plumber, for instance, can help you avoid a costly mistake.
Finding the right local plumbers, HVAC specialists, or electricians in a small community may not be that difficult, but in a large metropolitan area the choices are often so many that you can feel overwhelmed. The decision to call for advice on a Sacramento plumber or other kind of contractor, in fact, can help you avoid problems and, hopefully, add to the value of your home.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the many times when asking for advice about a Sacramento plumber, any part of the country for that matter, may be in your best interest:
- One shower head leaking at 10 drips a minute wastes more than 500 gallons every year. That is the same amount of water it takes to wash 60 loads of dishes in a dishwasher.
- In comparison, a leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drip a second can waste more than 3,000 gallons every year. This is the same amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers.
- No matter how new or old your home is, the plumbing system in any home is composed of two separate subsystems: one that is used to bring freshwater in, and the other that is used to take wastewater out. Both subsystems have to working well to keep a home functioning.
- An undetected leak that continues for a year, can cost a property owner as much as $164.50 in those 12 months.
- Unfortunately, a trillion gallons of water, worth as much as $6 billion, is wasted each year as the result of running toilets, dripping faucets, or other leaks.
- Leaks waste up to 180 gallons of water per week in the average household, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Flushing the toilet consumes as much as 38% of the average water usage in a U.S. household. Any leaks can cause more usage, and often more damage.
Whether you are in search of a Sacramento plumber of an Omaha electrician, it is also important to take the time to do your research and consult your resources so that you hire the most experienced person available.