Saturday, December 6, 2014
Inefficiency doesn’t only mean being wasteful of energy, but also of time and resources. Having too little hot water can be just as bad as having too much at any given moment. To avoid this, make some speedy calculations on your overall hot water demand. The Department of Energy offers several effective tips on calculating demand for each type of water heater in Athens, GA and elsewhere. Tankless Tankless water heaters don’t store hot water in reserve. Instead, they heat the water as it flows through the unit, providing as much hot water as needed without running out. So, instead of the capacity, compute for the flow rate and temperature rise.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
A private well is one way to steer clear of rising water costs. However, unless it was installed by an experienced plumber in Athens, GA, you’re probably better off with public water. Water samples recovered in several counties last May 2014 found traces of harmful bacteria and contaminants in groundwater. While experts said most people can develop immunity to these substances with daily drinking, the sickly are put at risk. This is why it’s important to bring water samples to commercial or university labs first (or at County Environmental Health Offices).