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  • Accessible homes benefit with safety and comfort features of radiant heat

    Accessible homes benefit with safety and comfort features of radiant heat

    A large segment of our population, the Baby Boomers, are now in, or soon approaching their retirement years. Many are faced with a tough decision to move or stay in their home. An important …
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  • Looking for More Space? The Solution Might Surprise You

    Looking for More Space? The Solution Might Surprise You

    How many times have you wished you had extra storage around the house? This may come as a shock, but hidden real estate could be right under your nose. Traditional tank-style water heaters are bulky …
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  • Benefits of a shower filter

    Benefits of a shower filter

    The most common source of vaporized water in the home is the shower. In the last decade, asthma rates have increased over 100% in adults, over 300% for children. Many experts believe this is due to …
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  • How standby generators increase home resale value

    How standby generators increase home resale value

    Home remodeling and improvement projects increase home value and are well worth the effort as many recoup more than 50 percent of their cost upon project completion. And for the first time since 2007 …
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  • Why tankless?

    Why tankless?

    There are many differences between traditional, storage hot water heaters and tankless water heater systems. The first hot water heater, invented in the 1870's, was an instant or on demand hot water …
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  • My toilet is leaking from multiple areas, how do I stop it?

    My toilet is leaking from multiple areas, how do I stop it?

    Whether you have leaking at the bolts, the flush valve, fill valve, or the tank to bowl gasket, the process for stopping the leak is much the same. If the leak is at the bolts: Make certain that …
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  • Knauf Insulation's advice: Apply systems thinking to your home

    Knauf Insulation's advice: Apply systems thinking to your home

    A house is more than a building; it is a system. Every choice you make has an impact on other parts of your home's system and its energy efficiency. That's why Knauf Insulation encourages builders …
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  • Are all air leaks the same?

    Are all air leaks the same?

    In an effort to create an airtight building envelope, you may want to know which gaps to focus your energy on. When considering air leaks, there are some that will give you more bang for your energy …
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  • Insulation for the Building Envelope

    Insulation for the Building Envelope

    Previously, the idea of a jacket was brought up as an analogy to describe the building envelope. Specifically, the notion of an air barrier preventing wind from whisking away heat and affecting …
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  • Solar Power: breaking down the pros and cons for your home

    Solar Power: breaking down the pros and cons for your home

    Fossil fuel and coal are getting harder and harder to find. Meanwhile, approximately 93 million miles away, the sun continues to crush hydrogen into helium and energy at a rate of 620 million metric …
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  • S.O.S. - Save Our Septic® Volume 11: Purr-fecting Your Wastewater Treatment System

    S.O.S. - Save Our Septic® Volume 11: Purr-fecting Your Wastewater Treatment System

    Mildred stared up at the huge oak tree beside her home. She was contemplating a method to get her beloved tabby cat, Harvey, down from his prison. The cat had been stuck high in the branches all …
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  • Metal Roofing - It's not all about gauge

    Metal Roofing - It's not all about gauge

    Many folks will talk a lot about "gauge" when they discuss metal roofing. Gauge is a term which refers to the thickness of the base metal. Interestingly, the lower the gauge number, the thicker the …
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  • Oklahoma builder offers geothermal and solar-ready communities

    Oklahoma builder offers geothermal and solar-ready communities

    Ideal Homes, an Oklahoma City-based builder, has made geothermal an ideal choice for heating and cooling. The company outfitted some 350 homes in 2013 with the high-efficiency units produced by …
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  • Water absorbs more heat per weight than almost any other material on Earth

    Water absorbs more heat per weight than almost any other material on Earth

    Ordinary water has extraordinary properties. It can absorb more heat per weight than almost any other material on earth. Put another way, it takes a lot of energy to increase the temperature of water …
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  • An energy efficient home with ICFs is greater than the sum of its parts

    An energy efficient home with ICFs is greater than the sum of its parts

    A building is the sum of its parts. That has always been true, and it will always be true. When it comes to sustainable or green buildings, though, the importance of every part becomes magnified. How …
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  • And the EBie goes to...

    And the EBie goes to...

    You've heard of the Oscars and the Grammys. If you are a devotee of the theater, you doubtless know about the Tonys. And anyone who has a TV set and watched an episode of "Breaking Bad" knows about …
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  • Allergy Season: Why your heating system may be part of the problem

    Allergy Season: Why your heating system may be part of the problem

    Forced air is the most commonly used system for home heating and cooling in the United States. But it has serious drawbacks for allergy sufferers who require high quality indoor air for relief from …
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  • Cleaning out the toilet bowl to improve flush

    Cleaning out the toilet bowl to improve flush

    Cleaning your toilet can improve the flush, meaning less water is used to clear the bowl. Follow these steps to properly clean your toilet: Use a screw driver or a wire coat hanger, to ream out the …
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  • Claryum - Aquasana's patented filtration system

    Claryum - Aquasana's patented filtration system

    It is important for homeowners to understand that water filters are not all the same, and that no one filter removes all of the home's drinking water contaminants. Some filters are made to remove …
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  • A more efficient heating source

    A more efficient heating source

    There are options to radiant floor heating to be sure. Some use water tubing systems while others have various formats of electrical heating. One that has been scientifically proven to be superior to …
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Endless Hot Water
Why tankless?
The Energy Recovery Blog
And the EBie goes to...
Conservation On Demand
The value of water
More saving. More doing. The Home Depot.
Clean Filthy Floors the Green Way
Building Intelligence with Monitoring Technologies
Reduce your electricity costs with monitoring technology
Inside Scoop on Energy Efficient Homes
Avoid unwanted surprises behind your walls
A Fresh Approach to Heating and Hot Water
Breaking down rating systems
A Geothermal Revolution is the Best Solution
Farmers can get more out of their fields
Green Building – From the Front Lines
10 reasons to retrofit
Living a Sustainable Life
A place that inspires
Common Sense: Sustainable Construction and Home Energy
Keep your house cool with a light-colored exterior
Build Tight, Ventilate Right
Get rid of bathroom condensation
Custom Architectural Home Design
9 ways to use sunlight in a home
The Positive Energy Home, Going Beyond Net-Zero
The future of sustainable communities
Living Green - Real Case Studies
Tips to sell your green home
Classic Metal Roofing Systems
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