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2015 government changes to water heaters will affect you

Who made the new rulings? The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) was approved by Congress and is administered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). This is the same organization that oversees the EnergyStar program. That translates to: this is serious business and a real change for all water heaters sold in the US….

Posted in : Tank water heaters, Tankless water heaters

5 home projects to only do during warm summer weather

  1. Paint the outside of your house.  House painters tell us that painting is optimally done during a prolonged period of dry weather and in temps between 40 and 85 degrees. Dry wood absorbs paint better. But it’s a balancing act, if it’s too hot the paint can dry too fast and leave brush…

Posted in : Tankless water heaters

A mom’s view of home improvement

We asked several local moms “if money was no object, what would you like to have, or do to improve your home”.  We found their ideas and stories to be great for our Puget Sound community at large. While every answer was different, topics of comfort and convenience for the children, and ease of use…

Posted in : Windows, Air conditioning, Tankless water heaters

Top 10 ideas for investing your tax refund in home upgrades – no matter what size your refund Is

    On most top 5 lists of “what to do with your tax refund”, you will find things like paying off debt, and fixing up your home. Updating your home is a great way to spend a tax refund. You get the enjoyment of living in an updated space and the investment benefit of…

Posted in : Ductless heat pump, Furnace, Plumbing, Tankless water heaters

Seattle home show 2013 recap – top energy saving questions and answers

  1. What is the benefit of a tankless water heater and is there an electric version? Tankless Water Heaters provide endless hot water, also known as hot water on demand. They do not provide “instant” hot water. (That’s the job of a recirculating pump.) Tankless benefits include; endless hot water, running multiple hot-water-using appliances…

Posted in : Ductless heat pump, Home energy audit, Tankless water heaters

Choosing the right water heater

Water heater 101– which one is right for me? We’ve been installing water heaters since 1957 and have aggregated the most common questions. Here’s what Seattle-ites want to know about water heaters: What is the energy efficiency? It can go from 60% on a tank up to 98% on tankless models. What will it cost?…

Posted in : Tank water heaters, Tankless water heaters

Tank vs tankless – the water heater wars

Tank water heaters Most homes have standard 40 or 50 gallon tank water heaters. They keep water hot all day and night, ready for your use. Tank water heaters usually last around ten years, during which time even the best of them builds up sediment and a little rust. After ten years of use, don’t…

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Rheem tankless water heaters info

1-2 Bathroom homes* RTG-64 Series Indoor Direct Vent and Outdoormodels. RTG-64DV, RTG-64X – Natural or LP Gas. Remote Control. 2-3 Bathroom homes* RTG-84 Series Indoor Direct Vent and Outdoor models. RTG-84DV, RTG-84X – Natural or LP Gas. Remote Control. 3 Bathroom homes* RTG-95 Series Indoor Direct Vent and Outdoor models. RTG-95DV, RTG-95X – Natural or…

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Congratulations, Bob & Edie you’ve joined the tankless life!

  Edie, a retired school teacher, and Bob, a retired police officer, told us that they have entered a lot of contests over the years but have never won.  We were thrilled to deliver their first contest victory! After a site visit by our team, all of the information and permits were obtained, and we…

Posted in : Tankless water heaters

Top 5 questions you asked us at the Seattle Home Show answered

Top 5 questions you asked us at the Seattle Home Show answered   Is there an electric tankless water heater? Tankless water heaters are energy and cost efficient, and use gas or propane as a fuel source. There are electric water heaters that can produce on demand water but they are not at all energy…

Posted in : Ductless heat pump, Furnace, Tankless water heaters

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