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Domestic Hot Water

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    Using PEX in solar water heating; solar hot-water storage; hot-water recirculation; leak testing

     
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    Solar Hot Water 101

    Solar water heating has a proven record of cutting energy costs. Here's what you need to know to help customers choose the right system.

     
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    Who Says There's No Free Lunch?

    Homemade biodiesel

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Hot-water recirculation retrofit; bathroom lighting; cooktops

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Water heaters; cabinet hardware

     
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    Ground-Source Heating & Cooling Gets Better

    Direct-exchange heat-pump technology is pushing energy efficiency through the roof, and because it requires far fewer feet of ground loop, systems can be retrofitted even on small lots.

     
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    Letters

    Hispanic labor; strong hips; attic mold; water-heater efficiency; tandem compressors; more

     
  • Curing Concrete in Hot Weather

    Q. I've recently moved my contracting business to the South. Concrete finishers here tell me that a slab poured outside on a hot day won't cure properly unless it's kept wet. They do this by having someone periodically spray the slab with water from a hos

     
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    Adding a Second Water Heater

    Adding a second water heater; laminate flooring

     
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    Air Conditioning for Humid Climates

    Balancing cooling with humidity control is a tough job in the coastal South. A North Carolina hvac pro explains how the latest generation of cooling equipment meets the challenge.

     
 
 
 
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