ACT D'MANDS hot water recirculating pump provides instant gratification

If you are like most people you turn on the hot water faucet and wait…. and wait. In a minute or two you finally start to feel some warmth and eventually the hot water you ordered arrives.

Eco Defensive Partner Certification Program Overview

When a homeowner is dissatisfied with the home it can often lead to expensive litigation and insurance claims. Builders want to deliver a product that delight their customers, so learning how to reduce the risk of mold and other problems can help builders do just that.

Lindal Cedar Homes structural engineering delivers strength, efficiency with less material

Lindal’s higher quality materials have been engineered over the decades to provide maximum efficiency and cost-effective maintenance over the lifetime of the home.

Geothermal used in home that will serve as model for future building in Michigan

The community of Flint teamed with the local university to refurbish an aging home east of downtown. The product of a five-year partnership, the structure is being used as a special house for students and the city.

Maintenance-free snow melt system for walkways and driveways is cost effective

Probably millions of us have stopped for a breath while shoveling snow thinking, there has got to be a better way. Thanks to the folks at STEP Warmfloor there now is a better way to rid your driveway and walkways form accumulating snow.

Fukushima radiation: You have bigger worries

Recent headlines concerning the Ebola crisis and radiation from the stricken nuclear power plant in Fukushima evidence the “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality that governs so many editorial decisions.

Geothermal efficiency is most evident in cold weather

Old Man Winter has gripped most of the nation with frigid temperatures and a heaping of snowfall. However, those benefitting from the consistency of a geothermal system, their heating costs have been as low as any other month of the year.

Recognition and certifications of hot water saving device provides homeowners confidence

It is comforting for homeowners to see a comprehensive list of recognition and certifications a device acquires from industry leaders and government agencies.

Selective filtration versus reverse osmosis water filtration

With many water filtration options available to consumers it is difficult to make a right decision for your personal home use. One that has become popular through extensive marketing is reverse osmosis filtration.

Three Lindal Cedar Homes provide amazing options backed with structural integrity

The Post and Beam style is what Lindal Cedar Homes built its reputation on, providing an open, airy interior, expansive glass and easy flow from room to room.

Why you need an attic fan in winter

Most homeowners buy attic fans in the summer. That’s when they’re most concerned about venting hot air before it can build up and overheat their homes. But here’s a fact many people don’t know: attic fans are just as important, if not more so, in the winter.

Standby generator installation checklist

Once a homeowner decides that they want to purchase a standby generator system to provide reliable backup power to the home in the event of a power outage, installation of that system can raise numerous questions for the homeowner.

Fight wildfire season

As California, Colorado, Arizona and other western states approach the end of the 2014 wildfire season, higher fire risk looks to be a fact of life.

Intro to heat pump hot water systems

These pumps are able to extract energy from the surrounding air and transfer it to the water in the tank.

Ductless mini-split heat pumps

These are an excellent choice as a retrofit to older homes which have non-ducted heating systems. These include homes with hydrontic heating systems, space heaters or radiant panel heaters.

What is poly-ash?

Ideal for exterior trim and siding applications, the poly-ash structure consists of more than 70 percent recycled or rapidly renewable materials...

Roof de-icing saves northern homes from costly damage

If you live north of that intangible line where the winter months change from chilly to extremely cold you know what ice buildup on roofs is all about. Ice dams are formed by a couple of common elements in cold climates: snow and heat loss.

IAQ at gyms can turn treadmill to dreadmill

I don’t know about you, but when the temperature is too cold outside, the last thing I want to do is exercise in it. The air burns the lungs.

Your eco-friendly garage checklist

Did you know that a three-car garage is as big as the average American home in the 1950s?

Supercharged heat pumps nearly ready for cold climates

New technology under development with the Department of Energy could supercharge heat pumps for better cold-climate performance by 2015.

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