New efficiency standards will force homeowners to make difficult decisions

The day you buy your first home is a major milestone in many people's lives. After the honeymoon period, though, you might find that your dream house needs more repairs than you first thought. Even after months of home improvement projects that force you to decide between hundreds of options, you might feel like throwing […]

Who will the new heating efficiency standards hurt the most?

Whether you've been holding onto the water heater that came when you purchased the house or you just bought a new one a few years ago, newly passed heating efficiency standards will soon disrupt  what you thought you knew about your home's heating capabilities. Especially if you're just starting to look at replacement options for that […]

Will new efficiency standards make your old heater too big?

If you haven't heard yet, changes are coming to the home water heating market. The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office reported that new gas-fired storage water heaters in 2015 will need to be constructed in accordance with more restrictive standards. The DOE explained that this new efficiency benchmark will save […]


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