There’s nothing like a California summer, and it will be here before we know it! Even in a region that enjoys warm days and sunny skies year-round, the summer is a time for rest, relaxation and recreation. However, some summer activities can waste water and energy to the detriment of the environment. Here are three tips for staying environmentally conscious while having fun in the sun:

Keep your thermostat in check. It can be tempting to blast the AC all day, every day, but overdoing it can waste energy. With a programmable thermostat, your home or business can save on climate control costs and help the environment. The market is full of smart thermostats you can control from your mobile device, and many of them come equipped with machine learning technology that keeps your space cool and comfortable with a lower carbon footprint. Take advantage of windows and doorways to provide a refreshing breeze in lieu of the AC.

Not a drop to waste. Whether you’re showering after a long day at the beach or cleaning your patio, conserving water is one of the best ways to help the environment during the summer. Invest in a water-saving nozzle for outdoor hoses so that watering your plants doesn’t produce waste and runoff.

Come to Soapy Joe’s for a green car wash. Washing a vehicle in your driveway can waste gallons of water. Our participation in the WaterSavers program ensures that the services you receive at our locations will have a minimal impact on the environment. Whether you need a squeaky clean car before a big date or a family vacation, we guarantee quality and sustainable practices!

Memorial Day is just around the corner, so use these tips to make your summer fun and green. Come see us today for a green car wash in San Diego.