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An Efficient Water Heater Generates Savings

Did you know water heaters are the second highest energy user in the home, right behind heating and air conditioning? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, water heaters consume as much as 25 percent of a home’s energy supply. The average family consumes a lot of hot water — for a household of four…

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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Winter’s here, bringing freezing temperatures with it. And unfortunately, cold weather can cause a homeowner’s nightmare: frozen pipes. Here’s what happens: When temperatures drop, trapped water in pipes can freeze. Since water expands when it freezes, it can cause the pipes to rupture. And when the pipes thaw, that’s when homeowners might come home to…

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Helpful Tips for Saving Money on Your Water Bill

Owning a home is expensive. In addition to your mortgage, insurance and taxes, you must constantly maintain your home to preserve its value. Utility costs can rack up big bills, too. But when it comes to your water bill, there are many simple things you can do that result in big savings. Fix leaks Dripping…

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Plumbing leaks — why it’s important to find and fix them early

Drip. Drip. Drip. The average family can waste 180 gallons per week, or 9,400 gallons of water annually, from household leaks. That’s equivalent to the amount of water needed to wash more than 300 loads of laundry. Household leaks can waste approximately nearly 900 billion gallons of water annually nationwide. They can also cause low water pressure because not all of…

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5 Preventive Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

We all know how important it is to keep the water running and the pipes working in our homes. Inevitably, a plumbing problem will arise here and there. If you’re the handy type, you can DIY a solution. If the problem is beyond your expertise or you’re decidedly non-handy, you can call your local problem…

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Plumbing 101: Understanding How the Pipes Work

As long as you have water coming out of the faucets and your toilets are flushing, you probably haven’t given much thought to how your indoor plumbing operates, other than to be grateful for it. But when those things don’t work, the question becomes “why?” It’s likely that something’s gone wrong in the pipes. So…

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