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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Buying an Area Rug

Shopping for rugs can be both fun and intimidating. There are so many choices in color, style, and fiber that it can be difficult to make a decision. But arming yourself with a little knowledge will make buying an area rug more fun than intimidating. And isn’t that what...

Protecting Your House When You Are Away

So, you are getting away for a bit. Locking up the house, closing the garage door – turning on a few timers to turn lights on and off and taking off for a vacation. Is your house going to be safe and secure while you are away? Do you...

Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Buying or Selling a home is likely the biggest transaction of your life and you want to do it well, but where do you begin? For a growing number of people, buying or selling a home is something they think they would like to do on their own, unmediated...

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