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Do Solar Water Heaters Work In The Winter?

By Karen | November 10, 2021

In the last decade, solar technology has started to become more commonplace in households across the country. Because of this, an increasing number of homes and businesses are seeing the benefits of using solar energy to heat, power and sustain their spaces. While it continues to gain popularity, there are some misconceptions and questions about … Read more

Why You Need a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System for Your Home

By Karen | November 8, 2021

Water storage and drinking water can become contaminated at the blink of an eye. All it takes is a bad storm, burst pipes or a company disposing of their waste improperly and soon enough, your drinking water is unfit for consumption. You may have heard of reverse osmosis water systems, but the added benefits you … Read more

Common Misconceptions About Water Softeners

By Karen | November 5, 2021

It is commonplace for people to hesitate when purchasing a new appliance for their home or business, especially when there is so much information floating around that is at odds with one another. You want to feel excited about your next big purchase, not apprehensive and so this article will help put your mind at … Read more

What Are Common Issues With Solar Water Heaters?

By Jason | October 8, 2021

Solar water heaters for your home or business have many benefits, from free energy to a reduced carbon footprint. Just like any appliance, problems can come up and they can start to become less efficient or stop working all together.  Don’t get discouraged if you find that your solar water heater starts malfunctioning. The benefits … Read more

Is It Time To Replace Your Home Water Filter?

By Jason | October 4, 2021

Not only does having refreshing, filtered water taste great but many of your home appliances and systems rely on having quality water running through them to provide and enhance their performance. Therefore, if you have a home water filter connected, you want to know that it’s doing its job properly. But when something tastes off, … Read more

Water Bill Keep Increasing? Here’s Why.

By Jason | October 1, 2021

Has this happened to you? You’re sitting at the kitchen table paying your monthly bills and you discover one of your bills is way more expensive than you are used to. Now you must become your own brand of utilities-private-detective to figure out why and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again. A water … Read more

How Can A Water Softener Save You Money?

By Karen | September 17, 2021

While the hard water in your home may not be harmful to your health, it could be costing you hundreds of dollars every year. Investing in a water softener improves your home’s water quality and pays for itself over time with savings on water usage. Today, we will go over all of the ways a … Read more

Top 5 Causes of Low Water Pressure and How to Fix Them

By Karen | September 13, 2021

Good water pressure was once a luxury, but has become a necessity. After a long day of work, nothing feels quite like taking a hot shower or bath to relax. Having low water pressure is something we don’t really think of until something happens and we are left with a sad little drip on our … Read more

Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

By Karen | September 9, 2021

When we think of water, we imagine clear, beautiful streams of crystal clear refreshment…not stinky eggs. So, it is a definite surprise when you fill a glass from the tap, tilt up to take a sip to get a big whiff of rotten eggs.  But why does your water smell and taste like that, and … Read more