As smart home technology matures, more products are coming to market that put homeowners in control of lights, appliances and home comfort.
Fluidmaster fill valves are made to deliver years of flawless flushes. Here are some simple steps you can perform to maintain your Fluidmaster toilet fill valve which will keep it in tip top working condition.
The analytics tell us that readers found these stories of green building achievement to be the most compelling for the year.
The typical hot water heater is constantly heating water at a determined temperature. It takes gas or electricity to accomplish this. The idea is when you want hot water, you got it. But, that’s not entirely true.
When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.
An on-demand pumping systems makes sense if the wait for hot water is long and the waste of ambient temperature water is significant in highly used areas such as...
Every shower wastes about 90 percent of the energy from the hot water that flows down the drain.
If you have typical home plumbing you probably turn on the hot water and let it run until the water starts getting warm. That daily process multiplied by the number of people in your home times the number of homes in your community puts millions of gallons of unused water down the drain.
EPDs are developed by manufacturers based on life cycle inventories and provide quantitative, third-party-certified details of a product's projected environmental impact from cradle to grave.
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The ACT D’MAND Kontrols recirculating water pump that easily installs in new or existing homes to save over 10,000 gallons of water per home annually has over eight green and government certifications for its efficiency and savings.
Pipes seem to break at the worst possible time, when no one is home, usually during the winter when freezing temps strain plumbing systems.
As homes and appliances get smarter, consumers will still want a human touch to influence technology.
From the toilets at Sochi to former Mayor Bloomberg’s pro-plumber sentiment, it’s safe to say the year was “flush” with interesting toilet talk.
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.
Most people waste a lot of water in the shower and don't realize how much energy it takes to move and heat that water that goes down the drain.
Preventing plumbing problems in the kitchen during the Thanksgiving holiday is easy as pie, if cooks know the do’s and don’ts of their drains and garbage disposals.
An off-the-grid toilet system designed for developing world locations without adequate sanitation is ready for field testing, according to Kohler Co.
Jamboree Housing Corporation reports that, based on an internal review of its 2013 operating expenses, the combination of energy efficient design and advanced construction techniques used in its newer developments does, in fact, reduce utility costs.
A new digitally controlled lawn irrigation system adapted ink-jet printing technology to apply the right amount of water in the right places to reduce water use by up to 50 percent.
A new industrial-strength laundry device cleans better than detergent and eliminates potentially irritating chemicals. Michael Munsterman, president of Wash It, was looking for a better way to do laundry and found that commercial ozone machines were able to remove infectious...
For the first time, water treatment devices have been certified for effectiveness in reducing trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.
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.
The development of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis highlights just how far green building science has advanced.
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...
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Fluidmaster was one of 31 companies honored with a Golden Hammer Vendor award at the 2014 National Hardware Show. The company, a manufacturer of toilet and faucet repair parts, was profiled by Home Channel News for its corporate citizenship as...