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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.

Early detection...

Energy Efficient Electric Hot Water Heater

Efficient hot water heating is now possible thanks to GE's new hybrid solution. As the Department of Energy unveils new Energy Star standards for residential water heaters, GE presents the first super-efficient solution with its Hybrid Electric Water Heater.

Keeping showers and baths warm and...

Energy Saving Ideas and Tips for Under $50

Saving energy is always in season, and there are many energy saving home improvements you can make that amp up efficiency without costing a bundle. Here are five easy energy saving tips for your home to-do list.

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Tank

Replacing a hot water heater isn't usually on a homeowner's improvement radar. You turn the tap, you get hot water, and you don’t give it a second thought. But have you checked your hot water heater lately? Doing so can help avoid hot water heater problems.

First off, it's important to know...

Green Home, Saving Energy

By adding a water heater timer, you can lower your water heating costs.  While using an electric water heater can be the most expensive way to produce hot water, adding a simple water heater timer will program your water heater so water is heated only when you need it -- like early in the...

Treatment
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...