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March 22, 2012

Installing Tankless Water Heaters? Know How Many You’ll Need

Switching from a standard storage-tank water heater to a tankless water heater makes sense for a few reasons. Tankless water heaters don’t run out of hot water, they use up to 50 percent less energy, and they last nearly twice as long (20 to 25 years) as storage water heaters (10 to 15 years). There are three primary considerations for assessing size and number of tankless water heaters your household needs: Energy heating source. Temperature rise. Maximum flow rate. Electric […]
March 20, 2012

Buying HVAC Equipment? Online Vendor Or Local Certified Expert?

When you’re buying HVAC equipment for a new installation or an upgrade, the first choice you’ll have to make is whether you should go with an online purchase or buy from a local dealer. Although buying online sounds tempting, it has hidden pitfalls that make it a bad idea in the long run. HVAC installation requires training and specialized knowledge to make sure the correct size of equipment is purchased and to make sure that the equipment is installed safely. […]
March 15, 2012

The Low-Down On Carbon Monoxide Detectors: They Save Lives, But Are You Choosing The Right One?

Hundreds of deaths every year are caused by carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. You can protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning by installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home. However, not all detectors are created equal. There are different types of detectors, and you should choose one that best fits your needs. Battery-Only These detectors are powered by batteries, so they can be installed anywhere. The batteries will need to be replaced every two […]
March 13, 2012

A Humidifier Prevents Static Electricity From Taking Over

If you experience a lot of static electricity in your home, you may benefit from the use of a humidifier. During the winter months in particular, low humidity levels in your home make the air dry, and this results in the formation of static electricity. Static electricity not only shocks you, but it also can damage electrical equipment. Your body has the ability to hold a static charge of up to 20,000 volts, so walking across the carpet in a dry environment […]