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Tankless Water Heaters - 12/16/08 10:09 AM
According to www.thegreenguide.com, tankless water heaters, also known as "instantaneous" water heaters, are up to 34 percent more efficient than storage tank water heaters. Tankless water heaters heat water as needed, unlike conventional storage heaters that heat water and store it in a tank where it cools and is reheated until it is used. According to a Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory study, households waste 6.35 gallons of water a day just waiting for water to heat up. Tankless water heaters can deliver hot water in as little as five seconds, while storage tanks take 30 seconds or more. Tankless water heaters (0 comments)
Don't Abuse Those Extension Cords - 12/16/08 09:40 AM
Extension cords are used and abused, and can be great annoyances, especially during the holiday season. The tangles and knots caused by improper extension cord usage and storage can not only be a problem for you during outdoor holiday decorating, but they also promote safety risks. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that about 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year. Follow these tips, provided by www.thisoldhouse.com, to make sure you're using and storing your outdoor extension cords safely and correctly. Proper use: Make sure you are using extension cords labeled for (0 comments)
Holiday Light Safety - 12/05/08 09:15 AM
Electrical holiday lights and displays attract adults and children alike. But holiday electrical lights are also potentially dangerous because too many people don't know how to perform safety checks on light strings and ornaments. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), it is estimated that 12,500 people go to hospital emergency rooms for falls, cuts, shocks and burns related to holiday decorating. Before stringing lights, inside or out, become familiar with CPSC's safety-watch list for your holiday season: Use only lights that have been tested for safety, identified by the label from an independent testing laboratory. Check each set of lights, new (0 comments)
Ask the Inspector: Chimneys & Fireplaces - 12/05/08 09:02 AM
The winter months are a popular time to curl up in front of your fireplace. So make sure that your fireplace is in the proper condition for this winter. Wood burning fireplaces are generally considered to be extremely inefficient heat sources, but that doesn't deter many homeowners from wanting them in their homes. There are two basic types of wood burning fireplaces: masonry and metal insert. A masonry fireplace is made of brick or mortar, and a metal insert fireplace is a prefab unit with masonry surrounding it. The chimney is the most important part of the fireplace system and should (0 comments)
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