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Domestic Hot Water

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    Products

    Landscaping; energy conservation

     
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    Forming foundation walls; warranty caution; more

     
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    Heating a Home With a Tankless Water Heater

    Even in a cold climate, these efficient units can provide both domestic hot water and whole-house heating.

     
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    Efficiency Dos and Don'ts From an Energy Nerd

    With high fuel prices here to stay, now is the time to get it right.

     
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    Proper water-heater temperature; performance guidelines; preventive maintenance; more

     
  • Q&A: Noisy Expansion Tank

    Q: Even though I followed the manufacturer's specifications when I installed the 2-gallon thermal expansion tank and check valve for my customers' domestic hot-water system, they still complain of "clicking" noises, mainly during the heating season. Does

     
  • Fight rising energy costs

    New York City – The cost of energy keeps rising — but fortunately, energy experts like Marc Zuluaga keep finding new ways to save.

     
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    Proper Water-Heater Temperature

    Q: I recently learned that building codes in my state now require that newly installed water heaters be set at 140°F. But up until now, with concerns about energy conservation and scalding safety, 120°F was the normal setting. Why the change?

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    RO water filtration; laundry rooms; showers

     
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    Rebuilding the Gulf: Cooling Strategies for the Gulf Coast

    In the hot, humid South, it's not enough to install high-efficiency air conditioning. Dedicated dehumidification, along with impeccable attention to sealing the building enclosure, is required. Researchers at LSU exhibit three practical systems that balance performance and cost in the "LaHouse"...

     
 
 
 
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