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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...

Cooling and Air Conditioning

We all know how expensive it can be to keep a home comfortable year-round. Your home’s heating, cooling and water-heating systems dominate your monthly utility bills, and water heating alone is about 20 percent of your home’s total energy use.

But now there’s a way to manage up to 65% of...


 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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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...
Tips on Fall Home Maintenance Projects
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.