Home Plumbing and Heating

Plumbing and Heating

Learn more about plumbing and heating within the home, we cover tubs, toilets as well as showers

Water Efficient Shower Heads

It is generally accepted that you will save water if you shower rather than bath. Apart from that it is considered a healthier option, since when you shower you have a constant stream of fresh water flowing over you,...

Water Efficient Toilets

Toilets are said to be among the most wasteful appliances in our homes. They can account for as much as 30% of total residential indoor water use. Every day of our lives, we use them to flush billions of...

Heating your Home with Wood

In the years before we started plundering the earth in search of fossil fuels, most people used to burn wood to heat their homes. According to the United States Department of Energy, prior to the 20th century, about 90% of...

Selecting a Hot Water Heater

We all need hot water heaters in our homes, so if you're building one of your own, sooner or later you're going to find yourself selecting a hot water heater. There are various types of hot water heaters, and different...

Energy Efficient Air Conditioners

Some experts say that the average homeowner in North America spends about $1,000 every single year on heating and cooling their houses. That's close to half of what the estimated annual home energy bill is said to be! For...

Wood versus Gas Fireplaces – Which is Best?

Nothing better than sitting in front of a roaring fire on a chilly winter's evening. Most people will agree that the ambiance beats any type of electric heater or fireplace. The question though is whether you want to use...

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Exotic Hardwood Floors – A List of Popular Hardwood Choices

When it comes to wooden floors, the world is truly flat. Meaning that even the rarest woods in the world are now available to install as flooring in your home. While high-end floor covering specialty retailers may have the widest selection, you can find exotic hardwood floors at your...

Lighting the Kitchen – Be Practical with your Selection of Lights

Kitchen lighting has come a long way from the standard builder’s generic lighting fixtures. From the boxy fluorescent lights of the 1980’s and the canned lights of the 1990’s, there are plenty of style updates your kitchen may be begging for. Whether a homeowner is doing an entire renovation...

Cleaning the House for Company

As autumn air blows in, cleansing the air and driving away the humidity from summer – you can almost feel the holidays lurking around the corner.  And this means that your home, will be turned upside down as company makes their way in and out of your life and...

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