CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Public Service Commission of West Virginia is reminding West Virginians to seek ways to conserve water and energy this Earth Day.
According to the PSC, common issues include water leaks and poor insulation. The commission said frequent sources of water leaks are toilet flappers, faucet aerators and shower heads, which are easy issues to address.
In regards to energy conservation, the PSC recommends installing adequate insulation, weatherstrips and caulk around cracks and other openings. HVAC filters should be cleaned or replaced monthly, while heating and cooling systems should be inspected and adjusted on an annual basis.
It is also advised to only use devices as needed, unplugging electronic devices when not in use and only running washing machines and dishwashers when full.
Monday marks Earth Day across the country.