Phil Luther
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Phil Luther liked Safe-R Insulation's blog post What are the advantages of Cavity Wall Insulation?
Feb 28
Phil Luther commented on Ryan T De La Rosa's blog post Updating Guest Bathroom With Energy Efficient Options
"I'm definitely a fan of using recycled elements as much as possible.  Thanks for the article here.  Let me just add to it one that also gives examples of how to conserve the use of hot water as well here too."
Feb 28
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"Wow! That's some serious insulation!  Well done."
Feb 28
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Phil Luther commented on Phil Luther's blog post The Great Water Heater Temperature Setting Debate
"Excellent questions Brad!  Let me share a document from the World Health Organization here that goes into much detail in terms of your first two questions.  I personally concur with final conclusion of saving energy from turning up the…"
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Brad Cook commented on Phil Luther's blog post The Great Water Heater Temperature Setting Debate
"And what, exactly, is the risk of Legionella in your water supply?  How does the Legionella get into your water heater (water supply)? If 140 deg. is a burn hazard and a mixing valve is required (which often fail in HOT position), aren't…"
Feb 28, 2014
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The Great Water Heater Temperature Setting Debate

Much has been discussed over exactly what is an optimal water heater temperature level setting. Many sources, consisting of ENERGY STAR, offer the energy conserving elements of temperature levels of 120 degrees or lower. And yes, there are cost savings to be had, however realistically for those whose current setting is closer to the standard factory preset temperature of 140 degrees. Conversely,…See More
Feb 27, 2014
Phil Luther posted a blog post

Water Heater Maintenance in 10 Minutes

I just put together a new infographic on the best two maintenance tasks homeowners can do with their water heaters.  The best part is that they only take about ten minutes or so to perform!  By checking these two things at least once a year will help with getting the full life out of ones water heater, as well as making it as energy efficient as possible.Enjoy!Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community -…See More
Feb 25, 2014

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Hot Water Heater Medic
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The Great Water Heater Temperature Setting Debate

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

Much has been discussed over exactly what is an optimal water heater temperature level setting. Many sources, consisting of ENERGY STAR, offer the energy conserving elements of temperature levels of 120 degrees or lower. And yes, there are cost savings to be had, however realistically for those whose current setting is closer to the standard factory preset temperature of 140 degrees.…

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Water Heater Maintenance in 10 Minutes

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

I just put together a new infographic on the best two maintenance tasks homeowners can do with their water heaters.  The best part is that they only take about ten minutes or so to perform!  By checking these two things at least once a year will help with getting the full life out of ones water heater, as well as making it as energy efficient as possible.

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10 Minute Water Heater Maintenance

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Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:38pm 0 Comments

I wanted to share an infographic I put together on the importance of water heater safety and the maintenance tasks most homeowners should be able to do to monitor their water heaters. Enjoy!…

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