Benefits of drinking citrus water

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Drinking citrus water such as with lemon has many positive health benefits. It doesn’t require a lot of time, energy or expense, and the results are astounding!

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Use Honda Smart Home designs in your green home project

After making its Smart Home a reality, Honda opened up access to designs and blueprints to make building your own smart home that much easier.

What is causing the chain in my toilet tank to catch?

One of the most common problems with a toilet is the chain catching under the toilet flapper. As a result, the water continually leaks out of the tank, and therefore the tank continually attempts to fill...

Prefab house book gives global perspective on green building phenomenon

For anyone considering a green home project, take time out to consider the fast-growing world of prefab and systems built homes. With her new book Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes around the Globe, author Sheri Koones opens the door on this global phenomenon.

Is bottled water the right choice?

The multi-billion-dollar bottled water industry thrives on two consumer mindsets: convenience and the belief that bottled water is more pure than...

Net Zero test home ends the year with energy to spare

After one of the toughest winters in recent years, the net-zero energy test house in suburban Washington, D.C., not only absorbed winter's best shot, it came out on top, reaching its one-year anniversary on July 1 with enough surplus energy to power an electric car for about 1,440 miles.

ABC Green Home 2.0 ready to break ground

Building on the success of the ABC Green Home 1.0, the 2.0 version of the green building demonstration home will be built and donated to a disabled veteran through Habitat for Humanity.

Homemade fertilizers

When gardening, remember what you put in to the soil eventually reaches your dinner table. Avoid synthetic fertilizers...

DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.

Steps you should take if your toilet is leaking at the coupling nut

Here are some steps you can take if you notice leaking at the coupling nut of your toilet.

Proper steps to organic gardening

It is often assumed that if you don’t use pesticides or chemical fertilizers you are an organic gardener. While these are important aspects to organic gardening, there is a bit more to it...

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Fluidmaster honored with Golden Hammer Award

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...

More California towns saving water and energy with HERO program

To help residents combat the ongoing drought and reduce energy use, 24 additional California communities launched the HERO program that allows homeowners to pay for qualifiying home improvements through their property tax bill.

Tankless water heater designed to stop water waste

A new water heater can help stop wasted water and energy flowing down the drain.

Historic home nearing goal of net-zero after deep green remodeling

A 110-year-old home is on its way to becoming a net-zero home thanks to a deep green remodel that’s still in progress. When Matt Grocoff and his wife, Kelly, bought a 110 year old Folk-Victorian home in Ann Arbor’s Old...

Water saving showerhead delivers high-energy spray

Tired of the same old shower routine? Now it’s easy to add a comforting and refreshing boost to your daily shower. Moen's Avira showerhead features new HydroBoost technology, allowing for a superior and invigorating shower, while also helping to conserve...

Recycle lost hot water energy with shower drain recovery

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...

UV system eliminates need to boil drinking water

The risk of water contamination has risen as an increase in local boil alerts has swept the nation from water system problems such as line breaks and contamination. If your local water supplier frequently issues boil water advisories, an ultraviolet...

6 ways new fixtures can save water in your bathroom

Wasting water is the same as pouring money down the drain. And it’s a drain on one of our most precious natural resources.

New insulated hot water pipe code will save water and energy

Each year, people waste water and energy waiting for hot water in the kitchen and bathroom. But that may change with updated building codes requiring hot water pipes to be insulated. Plumbing inspectors, manufacturers, engineers, contractors, labor representatives and other...

Recycling shower saves up to 70% of scarce water resources

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...

6 ways you can ease the burden of household chores and save water

Appliances are some of the biggest users of water and energy in your home, and a new appliance can help get the job done while using fewer resources. Wash fewer loads. New high-efficiency top load washers typically have larger capacity than front-loaders, which means you can tackle more laundry in fewer loads. Say goodbye to stains.

New options for builders with whole house electric tankless water heater

Until recently most whole house tankless water heaters have been powered by natural gas. But a new product on the market offers an electric wholehouse tankless option with very high efficiency ratings. The electric tankless trutankless model from Bollente Companies...

Stop washing your dishes before you wash them

Do you rinse you dishes before you put them in the dishwasher? With a new Frigidaire Gallery dishwasher you can stop washing before you wash. When it comes to washing dishes consumers are most focused on washing and drying performance....

Tips to tighten up your plumbing during Fix a Leak Week

Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in the U.S., which is equal to the annual water use of more than 11 million homes, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....

Homeowners can shower better with water-saving showerhead

Any homeowner would agree that saving water to help the environment and to lower their water bill is a great idea. However, many may not agree if these savings interfere with the enjoyment of their daily shower. Luckily, Moen Incorporated...

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A leaky toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water per day, putting extra strain on your checking account and the environment. Fluidmaster provides many solutions to everyday toilet problems, helping you to maintain your toilet and plumbing systems. With water conservation becoming an increasingly important issue for the majority of Americans, making water–conscious decisions is more prevalent than ever.