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New NAECA Water Heater Energy Standards – Are You Ready?

April 4th, 2015|

On April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to improve energy factor (EF) rating requirements on water heaters currently installed in residential homes. The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) will require higher energy factor ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, and oil water heaters, including some light duty commercial water heaters as […]

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How Water and Energy Are Related

March 10th, 2015|

When most homeowner guides talk about making your home more energy efficient, conversation always leads toward what you can do in your own home. In order to be more energy efficient, you can buy more efficient appliances for example – a new Energy Star rated appliance can help you save energy and water significantly over […]

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Buying A Hybrid Electric Water Heater

March 3rd, 2015|

Ready to make a difference in your home’s efficiency? Want to save more water, save more on your energy bills, and improve the one appliance in your home that will have the greatest impact overall? Look no further than your water heater.

The water heater was invented in the late 1800s, and though a lot of […]

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Don’t Live In Denver? 2015 Water Rebates Are Available In Many Cities

January 24th, 2015|

If you live in the Denver Metro area, there are many ways to take advantage of the current rebate programs that help you become more water wise throughout your home. Denver Water offers several different rebates to help both inside and outside, but what if you don’t live in Denver? Not a problem; many of […]

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2015 Is Still A Good Year For Water Rebates

January 21st, 2015|

Want to know what continues to be a resolution year after year in households across Colorado? Water conservation.

Even when we have a good year across the Front Range, as we did this past year, its hard not to be a little concerned when you see photographs coming out of drought strickened areas like California. Yes, […]

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5 New Year Plumbing Resolutions Your Home Will Thank You For

December 31st, 2014|

Happy New Year!

The new year is a time for reflection on how well the past year went, and what your goals are for the next year. Even if you aren’t the type that creates a list of personal and professional resolutions, you may still reflect on a few of the highlights as the chimes announce […]

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How To Save Money With Your Water Heater

December 10th, 2014|

Is this the season you make your home a little more energy efficient? If so, where should you put your focus? What’s the one area of your home that has the highest level of energy consumed? If you said you water heater, you are correct.

Your water heater accounts for 15 to 25 percent of the […]

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How To Conserve Water In A Toilet Tank

October 4th, 2014|

The most popular water appliance in your home is the toilet, using on average up to 30 percent of the home’s total water usage every day. When it comes to water conservation and each of us doing our part, the most obvious place to start is with the toilet.

A single leak in a toilet can […]

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Getting Your Water Heater Ready For Winter

September 17th, 2014|

Did the latest cold snap leave you yearning for winter? Ready to pull out your skis and hit the slopes? While winter is one of the best seasons in Colorado, with so much to do and offer right in our own back yard, it can still catch you off guard if your home isn’t prepared.

The […]

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Should You Use Hot Water For Handwashing?

August 27th, 2014|

Happy Birthday to you.

Have you ever learned the birthday song as a way to get your hands clean? That’s one of the tricks that is now being taught to children all over, giving them the skills they need to have clean hands and wash away harmful bacteria. Lather up and scrub your hands while you […]

Are You Using Your Washing Machine The Right Way?

August 21st, 2014|

Every appliance in your home is an investment in keeping your home running smooth and maintenance free. It makes life easier! And if you take care of each major appliance, they can last even longer than usual.

Not only is your washer an essential household appliance, its also one of the major contributors to water usage […]

Celebrating National Water Quality Month

August 9th, 2014|

Its August! Time for the last hurrah of summer, a time when kids head back to school … and celebration time as its National Water Quality Month.

In 2005, the United Nations declared 2005 to 2015 to be an International Decade for Action celebrating Water For Life. During this decade, it continues to emphasize the importance […]