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How to Easily Save 10% on Your HVAC Costs

Posted 10-02-2009 at 05:01 AM by faucetman886

With winter just around the corner and the economy still on the ropes we are all faced with the decision as to whether we have adequate heat or adequate food. In our area the power utilities have made the decision for us by continuing to raise the cost of electricity but there is hope that the heating oil prices will be lower this year than in the past. A simple solution to helping with your HVAC expenses is to install a set back thermostat which is literally a small computer that mounts in place...
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How to fix a leaky faucet in 10 easy steps

Posted 09-30-2009 at 05:51 AM by faucetman886

Problems show up on the discussion forums in groups sort of like mini epidemics. One week it will be slow flushing toilets, then smelly water or smells eminating from areas of your house other than your teenagers bedroom, then it will be septic tank problems. This past week it seems to have been leaky faucets especially outside hose bibs. This latter becomes more important to have fixed with the arrival of winter time freezing well within reach. In researching leaks in general to give you the best...
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Will a gray water system work for you?

Posted 09-27-2009 at 05:45 PM by faucetman886

A couple of times a day people use the bathroom sink to wash up or brush their teeth. Several times a week families do one or more loads of laundry depending on the size of family.
Where does all of that used water go? If you have a septic system this water mixes with your black water (from flushing toilets) and eventually goes into the septic tank and drain fields. Possible ground or drinking water contamination could result. If you live in a municipality it might go into the sanitary sewer...
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5 Common Hot Water Heater Problems

Posted 09-23-2009 at 04:33 AM by faucetman886

I wrote a blog a few days ago about a problem a family was having with their hot water heater. They would quickly use up a 50 gal tank of hot water then the reset button would go off. I conjectured, at the time, that they had a lower heating element out or if the reset button wasnít tripping then their problem was that their HWH was just too small for their household. After now having received several comments and direct emails requesting further information on similar situations I decided it's...
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Having Trouble selling your home? Read this.

Posted 09-21-2009 at 05:10 AM by faucetman886

A few blogs back I wrote about simple low cost or no cost things you could do to make your home infinitely more saleable. http://nationalbuildersupply.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-do-i-sell-my-home.html
My feelings are that with the economy in its current state and the fact that many folks are buried in their homes and canít afford either on a cash basis or credit wise that to put more money into their house is just not feasible. I am still of that opinion but over the weekend AOL published an...
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