Turn up the Heat with a Tankless Water Heater

Not only do tankless water heaters take up little space, but they are more energy efficient than standard storage tank units.  Gas tankless water heaters cut water heating expenses by 30% because these models only heat water on an as-needed basis.  Conventional storage tank types consume energy round the clock to keep water in the […]

10 Ways to Save on Water Bills, Part II

In an earlier post, I mentioned easy and inexpensive ways to save on water bills, along with some reasons pertaining to why it’s important to conserve water.  In this post, I’ll list some ways that you can go a few steps further.

10 Easy Ways to Save on Water Bills, Part I

In an earlier post, I wrote about why we should conserve water, including among many reasons:  nationwide water shortages within 5 years, and of course, saving money on water bills.  Here are ten ways to easily save water in your household and reduce your expenses. If you look closely at your water bill, you’ll likely […]

How to Conserve Water while Landscaping

Now that Spring has arrived, many of you are beginning to make plans for your outdoor spaces.  Through proper planning and maintenance, you can grow a beautiful landscape without it consuming too much water.  This is especially important in dry climates and drought-prone areas.  A sure-fire way to achieve this is with a technique called […]

What’s Wrong with Bottled Water?

It may be convenient to carry a bottle of water when on the go, but there is a huge impact on the environment that many are not aware of.  For starters, we use millions of barrels of oil and billions of gallons of water every year just to make the plastic water bottles.  Plus, a […]

Why Conserve Water?

Fresh water is a scarce resource, only 1% of the water on this planet is usable.A recent government survey showed at least 36 states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013. By using water more efficiently, we can help preserve water supplies for future generations, save money, and protect the environment. We […]

Clean and Efficient Hydronic Heating

Back in September, I did a post about radiant floor heating, a wonderfully warm and efficient way to heat a home or other building.  Hydronic heating is one type of radiant floor heating that uses water as the heat conductor.  Radiators, baseboards, hydro-air, and mini-duct heat/AC systems are varieties of hydronic heating. It can even […]

Motion Activated Faucets Save Water

A sensor-activated faucet is ideal for bathrooms, commercial or residential, since it saves water by automatically turning on when it senses a hand, or, off when one’s hands are removed.  It eliminates the spread of germs since there are no handles to contaminate.  It’s perfect for children or those who have limited use of their […]

Waterless Car Wash Works Wonders Again

Here’s a post that I did in the early fall, but I thought I’d re-post it with some additional information.  A few days ago, we had a reprieve from the on-going 20-something degree temperatures, and I was able to spend some time outside again in 50 degree weather.  How glorious!  This time, I wondered how […]

Save Water with Instant Hot Water Systems

If you’re tired of waiting a few minutes for the water to get hot in the shower or sink, and want to reduce your water/sewer bills or reduce the load on your septic system, you simply need an instant hot water system.  These easy-to-install systems save thousands of gallons of water from going down the drain unnecessarily each […]

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