All Blog Posts Tagged 'water' (10)

Low-Flow Shower Heads Save Water

Just about everyone enjoys a nice long hot shower. It does come with some cost for the water and don’t forget the associated cost to heat the water. The ideal situation is to apply the water only toward the person and avoid as much as waste as possible. Current federal standards require that shower heads deliver no more than 2.5 gpm (gallons per minute). Except for older homes that have not been renovated, most homes are already equipped with shower…

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Added by Helen Best on July 1, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How to Make a Flood Damage Recovery Check List

In any emergency like water damage if occurs in your home then what should be your first step towards that damage and that would be the most difficult to remember what to do next.…

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Added by Anna on March 25, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This Might Be the Most Water-Efficient Shower Head Ever Invented

Residents of California are feeling firsthand what life is like with a limited water supply as they face the current drought. But the resource crisis extends far beyond one state: according to water.org, a child dies every minute due to a water-related disease and a staggering 750 million people (or the equivalent of two and a half times the U.S. population) lack access to clean water. It’s no wonder that plumbing-fixture manufacturers are continuing to research how to make products that…

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Added by Helen Best on August 18, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

"Moisture Control Guidance for Building Design, Construction, and Maintenance"- new free guide from EPA

This is a great free resource for building pros everywhere- to hear the interview about its creation, check out the latest Building Performance Podcast with my hero Lew Harriman and his co-conspirator Terry Brennan:

http://buildingperformancepodcast.com/how-to-walk-on-water-the-epas-new-guidance-for-moisture-control



To download the guide,…

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Added by Corbett Lunsford on July 7, 2014 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Lesser Known Features of Dux Heat Pump

The utility of hot water systems has increased significantly in the recent times for heating water. Their energy efficient mechanism not only ensures reduced electricity consumption, but also puts a great relief on your monthly expenses.    





One of the most popular brands in the industry, DUX brings noticeable changes from time to time, so as to provide a top class heat pump hot water…

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Added by Jack Sadyak on September 12, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments

When Buying Dux Airoheat Heat Pump for Homes

Installing heat pump at homes, for hot water needs is an effective medium of controlling electricity bills and adopting greener approach to save environment. These pumps take heat from atmospheric air and pass it onto the water tank with the help of refrigerants.



If studies are to be believed, Dux Airoheat pumps can save up to 25% of the energy consumption in an average home. However, before…

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Added by Jack Sadyak on August 15, 2013 at 2:57am — No Comments

Bundling of Products & Services - How to Survive and Grow A Home Performance Business in 2013 and Beyond?

Working with my customers and friends that are home performance contractors we always seem to be seeking answers to questions such as:

What will make my business survive in the short term?

What does it mean to run a successful home performance business?  

What can I do if my local utility rebates, tax credits, and programs change?

For the most part it is true that individuals and…

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Added by Roch Naleway on September 22, 2012 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

Borrowing from solar thermal system - Why not use two tank systems with heat pump water heaters?

We are starting to roll out heat pump water heaters in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming).  One of the concerns we have in colder climates is the recovery time when the ambient air is cold. The lower the ambient temperature the less effective the heat pump water heater will be in generating hot water causing issues in households with more people, more bathrooms, and in colder months if the heat pump water heater is installed in garages or…

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Added by Roch Naleway on September 7, 2012 at 10:14pm — 40 Comments

5 Things You Want in a Shower Head, 3 Things You Do Not

by Don Ames,   www.detectenergy.com

When I am at a residence in the middle of a Home Energy Audit and it is time to clock the flow of water at the shower nozzle in the master bathroom, I always feel like I am getting a little too personal. Have the people found what is the best shower head or are they using a gully washer of an energy waster. Have these people ever asked themselves, What is…

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Added by Don Ames on February 4, 2012 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

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