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Tank

We have our home’s water heaters to thank for delivering hot water for domestic tasks, like washing the dishes or taking a shower. But traditional water heaters have a built-in inefficiency: they heat water whether you need it or not. Set the temperature to 120 degrees or so, and the water...

Energy Efficient Water Heater

An energy efficient water heater is important because heating water for your home is second only to heating and cooling your home when it comes to your energy dollars. 

In the past, electric water heaters have not generally been an energy efficient hot water heating system… nor have they...

Exterior Remodeling

Reducing home heating costs is an obviously energy efficient way to save money. But according to experts, heating your home will be more costly this year.  Heating bills will rise 20 percent for heating oil customers, 15 percent for natural gas customers, 13 percent for propane customers and 5...

Plumbing
The “rotten egg” smell emitted by some water is caused by high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the water. According to experts at the Ohio State University Extension Service,Hydrogen sulfide is formed by sulfur bacteria that may occur naturally in water. These bacteria use the sulfur in decaying...
How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies
Holidays are a prime season for out-of-town visitors, and, often, household plumbing emergencies, including backed up drains and clogged pipes. Busy kitchens mean more grease and food waste to drag down the kitchen drain and disposer, and house guests equal extra showers, baths and toilet...
Green Home, Saving Energy

 Water heaters are designed to keep your water hot, regardless of whether you need it or not.  This can result in lots of wasted energy.  Installing an insulating water heater blanket can help keep the heat in.  Here's how to install a water heater blanket:

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