A good quality demand or instant water heater is likely to cost you more than most conventional tank storage water heaters. But generally you will find that both energy and operating costs are considerably lower.
There is a huge choice when it comes to wood-burning appliances. So if you are intending to start heating your home with wood, shop around in terms of price, style and quality. It is best to buy a unit that earns energy or biomass tax credits and is certified by the EPA.
Some experts say that the average homeowner in North America spends about $1,000 every single year on heating and cooling their houses. That's close to half of what the estimated annual home energy bill is said to be!
There's nothing better than sitting in front of a roaring fire on a chilly winter's evening. Most people will agree that the ambiance beats any type of electric heater or fireplace. The question though is whether you want to use wood or natural gas to fuel the fire.
Since a furnace can account for as much as 60% of the energy consumed in a typical Canadian home during winter, it stands to reason that if you don't have an energy efficient furnace you should consider making the switch.
There are various types of shower heads that are designed to save water, including low flow shower heads and low flow, high pressure shower heads that don't use the same flow restrictors as the original low flow shower heads.
Be warned that an energy efficient electric water heater will cost you more than one that isn't highly efficient, but the quality will be better and you will benefit from improved warranties.
Toilets are said to be among the most wasteful appliances in our homes. They can account for as much as 30% of total residential indoor water use. Every day of our lives, we use them to flush billions of gallons or liters of water down the drain – quite literally.
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