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Tankless water heaters heat water directly without using a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water flows through a pipe to the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters provide a constant supply of hot water. In this regard, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a tankless water heater? So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things everyone should know about tankless water heaters. Advantages and disadvantages They can virtually eliminate standby losses- the energy wasted when hot water cools in long pipe runs or while it sits in the storage tank. Tankless water heaters waste less water by providing hot water immediately where it is needed. Second, is a tankless water heater worth it? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a tankless water heater is…

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bathtub

Having a bathtub in your place is a dream that not all of us have, but you have to think about this downside when you have to unclog it. There is always a downside to everything good in life; most of us are a little wary of unclogging out bathtubs, but we are here to help you out with this. My partner and I share our house chores, and I can clean everything in our Manhattan apartment apart from the bathroom (that’s their job, not mine). However, cleaning your bathtub can be a hassle, especially if you don’t know what you are doing. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our tips for unclogging your bathtub drain. 1. Pour boiling water down the drain There is a lot of gunk that accumulates down your drain over time, no matter how careful you are with it.…

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Water Softener

How to Maintain a Water Softener Summary Step 1: Check the salt level in your water softener Step 2: Change the prefilter cartridge in your water softener Step 3: Clean the resin in your softener Step 4: Check the water hardness The water softener is a device that is found in many homes. Unlike simple filter cartridges, the water softener is electronically controlled. A process treats the water with salt and resin. All these elements must be checked regularly. Here is how to maintain a water softener. 1. Check the salt level of your water softener If the water that goes through the softener is treated with resin, it is the salt that allows the regeneration of the resin. It is, of course, a specific salt for softeners. To know if your tank needs salt, you can : refer to the mark on the tank if yours is equipped with…

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Everything related to health and hygiene is grouped in what is called “the sanitary”. More specifically, it is the bathroom and the toilet. In most homes, these two rooms are combined. In addition, there are the showers, laundry room, and kitchen. The plumbing system distributes water and/or gas to your home. Its installation is not improvised, hence the need to call an expert plumber. The latter can also perform other work such as the connection of sanitary appliances like the washing machine, the installation of your bathtub, etc. Things to Remember Before Proceeding It is essential to know a few things before proceeding with a plumbing connection. First of all, you should know that there are several pipes: the main pipe (22mm diameter), and the 12mm pipes that run from other pipes to the tap. Next, you need to think about the materials that make up the pipes. For gas…

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Limescale build-up in the pipes can be a real nuisance. However, it’s even worse to ignore the problem and settle for slow water flow and flow problems because sooner or later, the pipes will become completely clogged with scale and need to be replaced. Unless you take the necessary steps to fix the situation, there is still time! When limescale gets into your pipes, it can lead to many problems. These problems must be dealt with quickly in order to preserve your pipes. How do you unclog a pipe that is clogged with limescale? How does limescale get into the pipes? As you probably know, limescale is naturally present in the water you consume. This material in your water will gradually build up on the walls of your pipes. Its content in water varies depending on the city or region in which you are located. Limescale does not affect your health, but…

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Contents – The drop-in tray – The recessed shower tray – The tiled shower tray – How to choose a shower tray? The shower tray is an essential element because it allows water to be collected and drained. This post will help you choose a suitable shower tray by evaluating the different types of shower trays that exist, with their many shapes, sizes, and materials. The free-standing shower tray The drop-in tray is one of the three main types of the tray. You can place it on the floor or a base. It’s best if you don’t want to do any major work, since only the drain and the outlet, if not already provided, require digging up the floor. And for those who don’t want to have a step to climb, there are also extra-flat shower trays that are only 4 to 5 cm high. However, the drainage system must…

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Pipe Damage

Have you taken the steps needed to keep pipes in your home from freezing in cold winter weather? When pipes freeze, the extra pressure within the pipes can cause them to burst, leading to water damage in the home. Here are a few simple ways you can keep your pipes warm and your home dry, even in the coldest of winters. Keep thermostats in outbuildings and second homes at 65 degrees. If you have a guest or pool house, or have a home with multiple heating zones, make sure to keep them all at a minimum of 65 degrees, to prevent frozen pipes in the winter months. For buildings that you won’t use at all in the winter, you can turn off the main water supply and drain the pipes instead. Add insulation to outside walls that contain pipes. Exterior walls can get much colder than inside walls. If you…

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Solar Panels

Read This Before Installing Your Solar Panels  There are 2 types of solar panels: the photovoltaic solar panel produces electricity, and the thermal solar panel produces heat.  You can install a solar thermal panel in your garden to heat your pool water. Photovoltaic solar panels can be installed in a field to produce electricity.  You can also install a thermal panel on the ground, connected to a water heater for the house.  Note well: A solar panel should not be installed in any way.  For optimal performance, the installation of solar panels must be very precise and depends on the orientation and architecture of the building.  Solar panel installation: a professional job  The installation of photovoltaic solar panels on a roof, a facade, or a garden is not obvious. Especially for building-integrated photovoltaic solar panels! You must entrust this step to a professional installer.  It is also a matter of installing the regulator…

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Having trouble finding the proper heating for your home? You can choose between the reversible air conditioner that produces heat or cools the room according to your needs or the heating stove that comes in several types, such as wood stove, pellet stove, electric stove, oil stove, gas, bioethanol stove, and oil stove. Usually, the choice of a heating stove depends on the size of your house, and whether you want to heat the whole or part of the area. Here are some of the types of stoves you can find: Wood-Burning Stoves They are more economical than other stoves. The use of wood stoves reduces certain health risks. Indeed, it does not release harmful gases, and it captures a lot of oxygen in the air during its combustion. In addition, wood is one of the cheapest renewable energy sources. Wood stoves are more efficient and require only periodic easy…

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Gas Lines

2 Pro Steps for Insulating Your Gas Lines 2 Pro Steps for Insulating Your Gas Lines Summary – Step 1: Insulate the gas line thermally – Step 2: Insulate the gas line system (pipes) acoustically Insulating your gas lines (pipes) has a double advantage: limiting heat loss and noise in your pipes. We distinguish between: – The thermal insulation of a pipe consists in wrapping the pipe in an insulating sleeve. – The sound insulation of your pipes consists, for example, in changing the fixing collars for anti-vibration foam collars. 1. Insulate the pipe thermally Insulating your gas lines can significantly impact your energy costs, especially if they run through unheated areas such as the cellar, garage or attic. It avoids heat loss and, in extreme cases, freezing of pipes. To insulate your pipes thermally: – Measure the length of your pipes and cut the insulation sleeves to the desired size…

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