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Hot Water Recirculating Pump – Stop Wasting Water

Hot Water Recirculating Pump - Stop Wasting Water

Water Going Down the Drain How long does it take before you feel hot water coming out of your taps? Maybe as much as five minutes or more? Why is that? You’re missing a hot water recirculating pump. Let us explain.  Water sitting in your pipes gets cold. When a faucet opens, this cold water… Read more »

Whole Home Performance Test

Whole Home Performance Test

Is Your Home a High Energy Performer? That window that doesn’t quite close right. The vent that never shut tightly. The backdoor that has some insulating flashing that’s fallen off. It might be time for a home energy audit. All of these problems are letting conditioned air escape your house, not to mention letting outside… Read more »

Zoning Your HVAC System: When It Makes Sense!

hvac zoning system

Should You Get in the Zone? A zoned HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system allows you to set different temperatures for different parts of your home. There are definitely some amazing advantages to an hvac zoning system, not the least of which is a lower utility bill. However, zoning isn’t for everyone. There are… Read more »

5 Things You Don’t Know About Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters

Tanking Out You may have heard of tankless water heaters.  Since they do not need to hold heated water in reserve, no tank is required. Another term for this type of water heater is “demand-type” or “instantaneous water heaters.” As you might imagine from this terminology, tankless water heaters work only as needed, and consequently… Read more »

Understanding Mini Split Systems Pros & Cons

Mini-Split Systems Pros & Cons

What’s the Divide on Mini Splits? Most people today are conscious of the need for their HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems to run as energy efficiently as possible, if for no other reason than it saves money on their utility bills, not to mention it’s better for the environment. If you’re building a… Read more »

What’s in Your Taps?

White Stuff on My Taps

What’s With the White Stuff on My Taps When we talk about white stuff on your taps, we’re not talking about a mug of beer that’s just been drawn from a keg tap. No, we mean that white chalky build up around your faucets and sometimes toilets and showers, even your washing machine. This build… Read more »

How to Prevent Sewer and Drain Backups

sewer and drain back ups

Backups are highly recommended for your computer files, not so much for your sewer and drain pipes. Since no one likes backed up pipes, in this post we will look at the proverbial “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” regarding: What a sewer lateral does Signs of a blocked or broken… Read more »

Benefits of a Well-Maintained Air Conditioning System

well maintained air conditioning system

The Importance of Proper AC Maintenance  Keeping up with yearly maintenance on your central air conditioning system is as important as yearly maintenance on your hot air furnace. Just like your car needs a regular oil change, tire rotation and tune-up, there are working components in your air conditioning system that need to be serviced… Read more »

Steps to adding A/C to an existing HVAC

Got AC? If not, You needn’t be left out in the (Not) cold According to Boston Globe writer Leon Neyfakh, “Since the technology was invented in 1902, and the first window unit was brought to market in 1939, air conditioners have become ubiquitous in the United States. Today, almost 90 percent of American households have… Read more »

Whole House Water Filters

whole house water filter

Why Filter Your Water? Water is an essential part of your home. Every day you use water to cook, drink, shower, and clean laundry and dishes. That’s why setting up a whole house water filtration system is so important to ensure the water your family uses is clean and safe.  The delivery of clean water… Read more »