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Water Softener Systems

Home water softeners come in a wide variety of sizes, systems, and prices. A basic comparison of systems can help narrow down your choices to determine the best installation for your home. Salt-based Softeners Also called ion-exchange systems, salt-based softeners...

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Water Systems

What is a Water Softener and Do I Need One?

You may have been told your home has hard water and that you’d benefit from a water softener. What exactly is a water softener? What does it do? How do you know if you need one? Is a water softener the same as a water filter? Here’s what you need to know. Hard...

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Plumbing

Don’t Flush Those Wipes!

The pandemic has affected our health, our ability to eat at our favorite restaurants, the frequency with which we can visit friends and family, and so much more. But who knew it was also affecting our sewers and septic systems? During the pandemic, people have...

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HVAC

Using Air Conditioning? Think Energy Efficiency!

Home air conditioning offers welcome relief from the summer heat, but it can also cause your utility bill to soar. Your best cost saving option is to replace your old air conditioning with a new energy efficient system. When shopping for a new system, look for the...

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Water Systems

Wi-fi Water Leak and Freeze Detectors

Yours truly came home yesterday afternoon to find water from a cracked pipe pouring out of a kitchen cabinet, down the wall, into the toaster, across the counter and floor….you get the idea. I shudder to think what the kitchen would have looked like if we’d been...

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Plumbing

Know When to Replace your Toilet

Toilets don’t last forever! Even if your old toilet is still functioning, it may not be working efficiently, and replacing it could go a long way toward reducing your water bill. However, efficiency aside, there comes a time when the toilet needs to be replaced to...

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Plumbing

Greywater Uses and Technologies

Greywater is the term applied to water that has been used in the home for washing. Dishwater, shower or tub water, sink water, and laundry water are the most prevalent sources of greywater. Any household wastewater other than toilet water qualifies for this...

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HVAC

Do Programmable Thermostats Really Save Energy?

A quick online search reveals a price tag of $19.90 to $272.65 for a programmable thermostat. Regardless of whether you’re considering the budget model or the deluxe version, the question still remains--will this thermostat save you money in the long run?...

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HVAC

What You Need to Know about Heat Pumps

Although heat pumps have long been used in many countries, they have been slow to gain acceptance in the United States. Heat pumps have become popular here in recent years due to their energy efficiency, ease of installation, size, and capacity to create zone...

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Water Systems

Automatic Watering Systems, Pros and Cons

There’s no doubt that an automatic watering system (sprinklers) is a terrific convenience and an advantage in maintaining your lawn and landscaping in peak condition. If you’re thinking of investing in an underground irrigation system, here’s what you should know....

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Water Systems

Water Softener Systems

Home water softeners come in a wide variety of sizes, systems, and prices. A basic comparison of systems can help narrow down your choices to determine the best installation for your home. Salt-based Softeners Also called ion-exchange systems, salt-based softeners...

Read More
Water Systems

What is a Water Softener and Do I Need One?

You may have been told your home has hard water and that you’d benefit from a water softener. What exactly is a water softener? What does it do? How do you know if you need one? Is a water softener the same as a water filter? Here’s what you need to know. Hard...

Read More
Plumbing

Don’t Flush Those Wipes!

The pandemic has affected our health, our ability to eat at our favorite restaurants, the frequency with which we can visit friends and family, and so much more. But who knew it was also affecting our sewers and septic systems? During the pandemic, people have...

Read More
HVAC

Using Air Conditioning? Think Energy Efficiency!

Home air conditioning offers welcome relief from the summer heat, but it can also cause your utility bill to soar. Your best cost saving option is to replace your old air conditioning with a new energy efficient system. When shopping for a new system, look for the...

Read More
Water Systems

Wi-fi Water Leak and Freeze Detectors

Yours truly came home yesterday afternoon to find water from a cracked pipe pouring out of a kitchen cabinet, down the wall, into the toaster, across the counter and floor….you get the idea. I shudder to think what the kitchen would have looked like if we’d been...

Read More
Plumbing

Know When to Replace your Toilet

Toilets don’t last forever! Even if your old toilet is still functioning, it may not be working efficiently, and replacing it could go a long way toward reducing your water bill. However, efficiency aside, there comes a time when the toilet needs to be replaced to...

Read More
Plumbing

Greywater Uses and Technologies

Greywater is the term applied to water that has been used in the home for washing. Dishwater, shower or tub water, sink water, and laundry water are the most prevalent sources of greywater. Any household wastewater other than toilet water qualifies for this...

Read More
HVAC

Do Programmable Thermostats Really Save Energy?

A quick online search reveals a price tag of $19.90 to $272.65 for a programmable thermostat. Regardless of whether you’re considering the budget model or the deluxe version, the question still remains--will this thermostat save you money in the long run?...

Read More
HVAC

What You Need to Know about Heat Pumps

Although heat pumps have long been used in many countries, they have been slow to gain acceptance in the United States. Heat pumps have become popular here in recent years due to their energy efficiency, ease of installation, size, and capacity to create zone...

Read More
Water Systems

Automatic Watering Systems, Pros and Cons

There’s no doubt that an automatic watering system (sprinklers) is a terrific convenience and an advantage in maintaining your lawn and landscaping in peak condition. If you’re thinking of investing in an underground irrigation system, here’s what you should know....

Read More

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