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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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Plumbing

Tips on Caring for your Air Conditioning System

Always contact a professional technician if your air conditioning system needs repair rather than routine maintenance. You can count on your tech to check and remediate problems such as insufficient refrigerant, refrigerant leaks, duct leakage in your central...

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Plumbing

Time for a Bluetooth Shower Speaker!

You’re the quintessential music lover. There’s always music playing in your house, in your car, when you jog, when you’re doing yardwork. We get the picture! You’ve even managed to steam some of your electronics into oblivion playing music while you shower. So now...

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Plumbing

Do I Need a New Septic System?

Your septic system is one of those necessities you rely on, but don’t really think about. Sure, you know to have the tank pumped every 3-5 years, you’re careful not to dump grease down your drain, and you use ‘septic safe’ toilet paper. What you may not realize,...

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Plumbing

The Important Pumps in Your Home

There are a number of different water systems in your home, each requiring a specific type of pump. You have clean water systems that deliver water for cooking, washing, bathing, and laundry. Wastewater systems remove sewage and other human waste. If you have a...

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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...

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
Plumbing

Tips on Caring for your Air Conditioning System

Always contact a professional technician if your air conditioning system needs repair rather than routine maintenance. You can count on your tech to check and remediate problems such as insufficient refrigerant, refrigerant leaks, duct leakage in your central...

Read More
Plumbing

Time for a Bluetooth Shower Speaker!

You’re the quintessential music lover. There’s always music playing in your house, in your car, when you jog, when you’re doing yardwork. We get the picture! You’ve even managed to steam some of your electronics into oblivion playing music while you shower. So now...

Read More
Plumbing

Do I Need a New Septic System?

Your septic system is one of those necessities you rely on, but don’t really think about. Sure, you know to have the tank pumped every 3-5 years, you’re careful not to dump grease down your drain, and you use ‘septic safe’ toilet paper. What you may not realize,...

Read More
Plumbing

The Important Pumps in Your Home

There are a number of different water systems in your home, each requiring a specific type of pump. You have clean water systems that deliver water for cooking, washing, bathing, and laundry. Wastewater systems remove sewage and other human waste. If you have a...

Read More

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