Think about the last time you turned on a faucet and waited for hot water. Most likely, a stream of unused water was sent down the drain while you waited for it to heat up. In the average home, somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 gallons of water is wasted per year on waiting for hot water! Luckily, a hot water circulation system provides the perfect solution to this problem.
Are you concerned about the quality of the air in your home? It’s an understandable worry, especially when you consider the fact that the EPA estimates indoor air is 2-5 times (and sometimes as much as 100 times) more polluted than the air outside. Unfortunately, the disposable filters that many homeowners in our area have installed are ineffective at improving the health of indoor air. For that, you’d be much better off installing a home air cleaner.
A couple weeks ago we wrote about the federal tax credits that are available for newly-installed, energy-efficient HVAC systems. What we didn’t mention in that post is that these tax credits are also available for energy-efficient water heaters! So let’s take a look at why you should consider installing an energy-efficient water heater and the details about the 2013 tax credits!
Do you need to replace your cooling system sometime in the next couple years? If so, 2013 might be the year to do it, because federal tax credits are available until the end of this year for installing energy-efficient HVAC systems! You can get all the details about the HVAC tax credits below.
As homeowners become more conscious about how much energy they consume, many people are looking for energy-efficient alternatives to traditional home appliances. One such example is a tankless water heater. According to the Department of Energy, a tankless water heater can save you 24-34% off of water heating costs if your home uses 41 gallons of water per day or less. So what exactly is a tankless water heater and how does it work to provide your home with hot water?
Water consumption is a growing concern in homes across the country. By reducing the amount of water you use at home, you can help protect the environment and lower your utility bills. Although there are major upgrades you can make to your plumbing system to reduce your home’s water consumption, there are also many small and inexpensive changes you can make, such as installing low-flow faucet aerators.
There are all kinds of upgrades you can make to your HVAC system that make your home more comfortable, healthy and efficient. One of the most popular (and inexpensive) of those upgrades is to install a programmable thermostat. So, what are programmable thermostats and how can you benefit from installing one in your home?
When it comes time to choose a new water heater in your Glen Carbon area home, you’ll have an array of different types of units to choose from. Although a water heater’s energy factor won’t be the only deciding factor when you’re choosing a new unit, it’s certainly one of the most important things you’ll want to consider.