Learning how to prevent plumbing problems such as leaks, bursting pipes, and clogged drains is easy with the right tools. Old and new homes...
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Eighty percent of household water leaks are the result of malfunctions with plumbing and major appliances. While homeowners often blame heavy rain and thunderstorms for leaks, according to one claims data, damage from a household leak costs policyholders $7,500 on average.
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...
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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Find out how to fix inconsistent hot water from stemming from your water heater. Learn how a bad thermostat is often responsible for inconsistent water temperatures from a hot water heater.
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...
Fall home maintenance projects are all about protecting your home and preserving safety and comfort indoors, which you get your home ready for winter. Grab a few tools and a half an hour now to tackle one of the following chores, and you’ll thank yourself warmly a few months down the line.
Proof that we need to prevent scalding injuries: nearly HALF of all burn injuries treated in hospital ERs are the result of scald injuries. It can happen in an instant and change a life forever. Most vulnerable are young kids and older folks. Water that is 120 degrees F or hotter can burn...