Did You Hear About the Changes to Water Heater Efficiency Standards?

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In many households, water heating consumes a significant percentage of the annual energy budget. In response to the high energy demands and costs of residential water heating, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has mandated a series of changes to water heater efficiency. Here’s a brief description of those changes and what they’re likely to mean for both HVAC contractors … Read More

A Running Toilet Could Mean a Faulty Toilet Flapper

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A running toilet may be caused by wear, deposits or a crooked part. The problem is usually simple, though, such as troubleshooting a faulty toilet flapper. If you’re tired of wasting precious resources and jiggling the handle, use these tips to stop the leak in your toilet. Check the Chain and Flapper A chain that’s attached to the flush handle … Read More

Tankless Water Heaters: Are They Right for Your Home?

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If you need a new water heater or are looking for ways to reduce energy bills, a tankless water heater may suit your needs. Tankless heaters provide a continuous supply of hot water without a storage tank, eliminating standby energy loss common to storage water heaters. There are several pros and cons to consider in deciding whether a tankless model … Read More