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Making My Home Energy Count

Instead of completely ignoring my home energy usage, my wife and I sat down and made a plan for how we were going to cut back. We decided to turn our home thermostat up a few degrees to help with the cooling bill, and we also worked on keeping lights off. It was amazing to see how much of a difference our little changes made. We were able to enjoy a more comfortable home, a more manageable power bill, and a healthier conscience, all because of our little plan. This blog is all about making your home energy count and knowing how to cut your usage.



3 Signs That You Should Have Your Well Water Tested

If you have a well, you might not pay much attention to it when it is working properly. However, this does not mean that it does not need special attention every now and then. For example, it is important to have your well water tested regularly to ensure that it is fully safe for you and your family to drink and use. These are a few signs that it's time to work with a water-testing company to have your well water tested.

1. Your Water Seems Different

If your water seems different than it normally is—such as if it has an odor, looks different in color, smells different from usual, or seems to have an unusual taste—it is smart to discontinue use immediately until you can have your water tested. There is a chance that there is nothing to worry about, but this is not something that you want to take a chance on.

2. You're Bringing Home a New Baby

If you are bringing home a new baby or otherwise have an infant in the house, it is important to have your well water tested, if you have not done so recently. This is because babies can be more sensitive to issues in the water, so even if you and your family have not noticed any problems, there is a chance that the water could affect your little one. Having your well water tested will ensure that the water is safe for mixing formula, washing bottles, and bathing your infant.

3. You Think There Might Have Been a Contamination

All sorts of things can cause a contamination of your well water. For example, if there has been flooding in your area, if you or a neighbor have had trouble with your septic system, if someone has sprayed pesticides or other heavy chemicals on your property, or if you are otherwise concerned that sewage, chemicals, or other substances might have contaminated your water, it is better to be safe rather than sorry. Having your well water tested by a professional can help you ensure that your water is not contaminated and is safe to drink.

Many people never think about having their well water tested, but there are actually quite a few instances in which it is important to do so. If you are going through any of these three things or if you otherwise think that it might be time to have your well water tested, contact a professional to have the job done for your and your family's safety.