Here are some smart ways to conserve water in your home

If you’re trying to be more environmentally friendly, or if you want to lower your bills each month, why not look into easy ways to conserve water? It makes no difference where you live or whether there’s a drought, it’s best to always treat water as the precious, finite natural resource that it is. With that in mind, here are a few ways to lower water usage in your home.

Here are 4 ways to conserve water this summer:

Shower rather than bathe

While you might enjoy the luxury of a nice hot bath at the end of the day, it takes more gallons of water to fill up the tub than it does for you to take a shower. That being said, the key to water conservation when it comes to showering is keeping them as short as possible.

Speaking of showers…

Pictured: Reducing the amount of water used in washing dishes is one of the great ways to conserve water here in Lake Havasu City.Take a navy shower

When you do shower, take what’s known as a navy shower. Essentially, you turn the water on to get wet, then turn it off while you lather up your body and shampoo your hair before turning the water back on for a final rinse. Using this method, one person can save as many as 15,000 gallons of water a year.

Read up on how your dishwasher works

Before rinsing your dishes off and sticking them in the dishwasher, read your appliance manual to see if you actually need to do so. Depending on your model, you may need to just scrape your dishes off before putting them in the dishwasher rather than unnecessarily using water to help the cleaning process.

Check for leaking pipes and faucets

You can use all the tips we propose and still not see significant water savings. This might be because you have leaky pipes or faucets that are wasting water. If so, you’ll want to have an Air Control plumber come out to your house and perform plumbing repair services.

Learn more about conserving water and plumbing repair by giving us a call!

For even more tips on saving water, or if you ever have problems with your home’s plumbing, air conditioning or heating unit, Air Control Home Services has you completely covered. to schedule service while you’re here at our site, and know that we offer emergency service as well.

Here are the four big signs that your AC is breaking down

Do you feel like your home isn’t as cool as it should be, no matter how much you adjust the thermostat? Or, maybe you have an older unit that you feel might be starting to give out. In either case, you should learn to recognize the signs that your AC is breaking down, so you can develop a plan of action.

Here in Lake Havasu City and Mohave County, that plan should include calling Air Control for emergency AC repair. Contact us today to get started.

Here are 4 big signs that your AC is breaking down:

#1. There’s a lack of airflow

One of the most common AC problems is a unit that sounds like it works, but there’s no air coming from your vents. When this happens, it might be that your compressor has started to give out. Or, the issue might be with your ductwork.

Give Air Control a call for emergency AC repair if this is the case. We’ll inspect your system and determine what needs to be done to get your home cool again.

#2. No cool air is coming from your vents

Another one of the signs that your AC is breaking down is having proper airflow from your unit, but the air you’re feeling just isn’t as cool as it usually is. Again, the problem might be with your compressor, but it could also be that you need more freon in your unit.

Talk with an HVAC professional at Air Control to understand just what’s going on and what your options are.

#3. Your home takes a while to cool down

Where before your home cooled down in a matter of minutes, it might now take longer before you’re comfortable. It could be that more coolant is needed to get things up and running faster, or that another repair is needed.

#4. Your AC unit has moisture issues

Have you noticed moisture or leaking around your outside unit? That might be refrigerant leaking out of your unit. Alternatively, the problem might just be with your drain tube, which isn’t as major, but is still something that needs to be cleared up ASAP to keep other problems, such as mildew and mold, from occurring.

Call Air Control to schedule emergency AC repair

At Air Control, we’re committed to keeping you and your family comfortable all year-round. Contact us to schedule AC repair service, or to get a free in-home estimate on a new air conditioner.