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Actionable Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day Tips

As a homeowner, you handle a great deal of responsibility every day. But one day out of the year is even more special and requires a little more responsibility than the rest. April 22 is Earth Day—a day designated to preserving the planet by making small changes right at home. Yes, your home.

What? You didn’t think one person can make a difference? Think again! Saving the planet starts with simple changes. From upgrading your air filtration to fixing leaky faucets, the small changes you make each day are what makes Mother Earth prosper.

Simple Tips for Helping the Planet Start at Home

To help you celebrate Earth Day, ARS is going room-by-room and sharing ways you can conserve energy, water, electricity, and more this April 22.


  • Don’t let water continuously run while washing dishes. Instead, place the stopper in the bottom of the sink and fill it with warm water and soap. Then do your washing!
  • Have a dishwasher? You can conserve water here, too. Only run your dishwasher when it’s completely full. Also, try running it at nighttime when it is most energy efficient (this is typically off-peak hours for energy companies and the cost of running appliances can be a little cheaper).


  • Do you enjoy reading in bed before you fall asleep? Switch out those old candescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs. They will last longer, use much less energy, and provide excellent light.
  • Before you hit the hay each night, lower the room’s temperature. According to Sleep Advisor, the optimal sleeping temperature is between 60 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Sleeping in a cooler room helps you fall asleep quicker, promotes better rest, enhances mood, saves on your energy bill, and more.

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  • You can save on energy efficiency and boost your indoor air quality when you invest in proper air filtration and change those filters every three months. If you don’t swap out those dirty filters for fresh ones, your system is going to run extra hard and cost you more money.
  • If you have kids, then you have electronics! If you have any old or unused electronics cluttering up space in the family room, now is the perfect time to recycle them. Many local agencies will recycle these items for free. And this will save on natural resources and reduce pollution, too.


  • Is your home haunted by a leaky faucet? If your faucet is constantly dripping, you’re wasting water. The most likely culprits are worn out washers, loose O-rings, or simple corrosion. Switch out the washers or O-rings or call your local ARS plumber for a quick fix.
  • If you use an electric toothbrush or shaver, unplug the charger once it’s fully charged. It might just help you save a little on your electric bill.

Bonus Tips for Conserving Energy This Earth Day

And don’t forget these extra ways to help protect your home—and the planet, too:

  • Insulate attics and basements Schedule a spring AC tune-up with ARS
  • Invest in energy-efficient appliances when upgrading
  • Eliminate plastic bottle use by purchasing reusable water bottles
  • Use outdoor rain barrels to catch rain and water plants
  • Insulate windows or add weather stripping to doors

It’s AC Tune-Up Time!

As you celebrate Earth Day this April, remember that ARS is here for all your needs, including that spring AC tune-up. From HVAC maintenance to water pressure issues, we’re available seven days a week to repair and maintain any home comfort issues you may have. Happy Spring!

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