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  • Jupiter, FL
  • Wellington, FL
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Green Living

At FIXitRus.com we realize that you get bombarded with conflicting information about the value and benefit of environmentally friendly programs for your home. The truth is that the economics of conservation favors homeowners. Products and services designed to reduce energy consumption and promote conservation have gotten a lot better. In fact, our “Green Tips” program will pay for itself in energy savings alone. You can feel good about doing your part to protect the environment while you save money.

The FIXitRus,com Green Living program includes 15 suggestions where going green can save you money. These small investments in energy conservation will pay big dividends in energy savings.

  • Seal cooling and heating ducts.
    We’ll seal, with duct wrap or mastic sealant, all the cooling and heating ducts potential saving up to 25% on your energy bill.

  • Insulate your hot water heater.
    We’ll use a water heater wrap to insulate your hot water heater and save you between 4-9% in the cost to heat your water. You also reduce standby heat costs by 25%-45% (that’s the loss of heat that needs to be regenerated by the heating element while the water is “standing by” to be used).

  • Insulate your hot water pipes.
    Insulation will not only raise the temperature throughout the system with a lower water temperature setting, but you also conserve water since you don’t have to wait as long for hot water whenever you turn on a faucet or a shower! Plus, we could install a hot water recirculating pump or tankless water heater and you’d get almost instant hot water every time you took a shower.

  • Install a water heater timer.
    Timers are convenient and save money. Water heater timers will turn hot water off at night and on again in the morning so you’re ready for the day.

  • Fix plumbing leaks.
    A single leaky faucet can waste over 200 gallons of water a month.

  • Replace shower heads with low-flow heads.
    Low-flow shower heads can save you between 10-16% of water heating costs and reduce your water usage by over 20,000 gallons per year.

  • Install low flow toilets.
    We can install low flow toilets saving you 3.5 gallons per flush.

  • Install ceiling fans.
    We can add beauty and efficiency to almost any room in your home by installing ceiling fans. This will cut heating and air conditioning costs by up to 25%. Ceiling fans provide cool air in the summer and work to circulate warm air from the ceiling back down to the floor in winter.

  • Plug energy leaks around the house
    Stop those leaks. We’ll use low VOC caulk and foam strips around windows and door frames, add door sweeps and door shoe gaskets. We’ll stop the obvious leaks around windows and doors and catch the hidden leaks behind wall outlets and light switches as well.

  • Insulation.
    For maximum energy efficiency, your home should be properly insulated. We will test and add insulation from the roof down to the crawl space where necessary.

  • Replace light bulbs.
    We can install energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs that last 8 to 12 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use less energy. Just one bulb alone can save at least $30 in electric bills over its lifespan.

  • Replace old windows.
    Windows and doors are the largest sources of energy escape in your home. We can install new high performance dual pane or impact-resistant windows with low-e coatings to stop those leaks for good. We can also increase the energy efficiency of your current windows by installing self-adhesive reflective film. These films reduce air conditioning bills and can reduce damage and fading to your interior upholstery from the sun’s rays.

  • Install shades, drapes, awnings or sunscreens.
    We can add beauty and function to your home with a variety of decorative window products that block light on hot sunny days and retain heat during cold weather. This may seem old-fashioned and “lo-tech”, but it's time-tested and surprisingly effective.

  • Add lighting controls and timers.
    We can install motion detectors outside that can increase your security and decrease your energy use. Timers can be set to turn lights off and on at predetermined times to eliminate over use.

  • Reuse and Recycle.
    Is it time to design a recycling program for your home? We can help you design a program that works the way you do. You can start saving money and the environment without changing your lifestyle.

Statistics provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.