As smart home technology matures, more products are coming to market that put homeowners in control of lights, appliances and home comfort.
These pumps are able to extract energy from the surrounding air and transfer it to the water in the tank.
The ACT D’Mand Kontrols® System is a patented and proven re-circulating pump easily installed in a home’s existing plumbing system designed to eliminate running the hot water line for a minute or two to finally get hot water at your faucet.
Think about this. There are approximately 90 million single-family homes in the US where the hot water faucet is turned on to run a minute or two to finally provide hot water. That amounts to 7,000-10,000 gallons of fresh water per year per home.
Most of us have grown up with “limitless” water. You turn on the faucet and it is always right there. But as we have seen in the drought-stricken SW United States and as far as northern California water has become a critical commodity.
The ACT, Inc. D’MAND Kontrol® hot water distribution system works by circulating ambient temperature water that normally goes down the drain back to the water heater through the cold water line.
Thermal imaging cameras have long been a tool used by home performance contractors. But every day, energy leaves the house in an often overlooked way, in the hot water going down the drain.
I love taking long showers in hotels and using the sample bottles of soap and shampoo that come in them. It is the best way to unwind after exploring a city...
You have had it. You just ran out of hot water because your tank either ran out, or you had to disconnect it because it started leaking. You do all your research, you have decided to go tankless. Your next step will be not only pick the right brand, but also...
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When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.
Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.
A tankless or on-demand water heater is a great way to save energy and have endless hot water, but homeowners used to have to understand how they worked.
For homeowners looking for water heating that will work without a connection to the power grid, a solar hybrid water heating system with natural gas back up may be the answer.
Storage has long been one of the challenges for managing grid-scale renewable energy, but the answer maybe hiding in every home in the country.
People clean their counters, they empty the trash, and scrub the tub, but what about their water heaters? Most people don’t give them a second thought.
New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time.
If you're experiencing water heater problems, it can be hard to know whether to repair or replace a system that's not performing well. Water heater service can be notoriously tricky for home owners because there is a lack of knowledge...
In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will put into effect a new energy efficiency standard for residential water heaters that will require all water heaters to be more efficient.
From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot
Luxury apartments on Roosevelt Island in New York City underwent a $7.4 million green retrofit, thanks to government financing and incentives.
A new water heater can help stop wasted water and energy flowing down the drain.
The old saying goes, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. But that’s not smart when it comes to your water heater. Replacing an old water heater that seems to work fine may not seem like the smart thing to...
Consumers know hot water costs money. But they may not be aware that it's the second biggest energy expenditure after heating and cooling. For homeowners looking for a way to stop wasting energy, Ecodrain is the first practical heat recovery...
A new heat pump water heater is designed to supply hot water for households up to 6 people in a cold climate conditions. The AirGenerate ATI80DV direct-vented heat pump water heaters from Ecotone Products LLC, offers efficient, cold climate optimized...
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Water scarcity, according to the World Health Organization fact files, affects one in three people on every continent around the world. In developing countries like China, the lack of water has become an everyday reality, as some villagers in Western...