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The Water Heater Payoff The Water Heater Payoff

An expensive water heater may be efficient, but will it save enough energy to justify the purchase price?

Hot-water circulation loops
Hot-water circulation loops

Hot Water Recirculation Systems: How They Work
Hot Water Recirculation Systems: How They Work

Whether controlled by a demand switch or by simple gravity, hot water recirculation systems put hot water where you want it fast.

Heat-Pump Water Heaters
Heat-Pump Water HeatersOnline Membership Required

A new breed of water heater uses time-proven heat-pump technology to cut energy consumption in half

Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps: Are They as Energy Efficient and Green as Advertised?
Ground Source Heat Pumps and Air Source Heat Pumps: Are They as Energy Efficient and Green as Advertised?Online Membership Required

Learn how heat pumps work and whether they make sense for you. 

Tankless Water Heater
Tankless Water Heater

In this "How It Works" article, associate editor Rob Yagid explores the inside of a tankless heater and describes what happens at each step of the heating process.

Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater
Upgrade to a Tankless Water HeaterOnline Membership Required

Replacing your old tank-style water heater with a more efficient on-demand system isn’t as difficult as it appears

Rural Landscape, Modern Sensibility
Rural Landscape, Modern SensibilityOnline Membership Required

A first-time home designer nails it with an updated farmhouse that includes double-duty spaces, a serious mudroom, and a five-star energy rating

Solar Hot Water
Video: Solar Hot Water

Look over the shoulder of an expert installer as he fastens panels to the roof and explains how the system works

Warm Floors on a Tight Budget
Warm Floors on a Tight BudgetOnline Membership Required

Using factory-assembled pieces and swapping a boiler for a water heater can lower the cost of radiant-floor heating systems

Build It Green! 2008: A Rainwater-Harvesting and Filtration System
Video: Build It Green! 2008: A Rainwater-Harvesting and Filtration SystemOnline Membership Required

Requirements: 1 metal roof, 2500 gallons of rain, and the desire to save the planet

Cheaper Hot Water
Cheaper Hot Water

From wrapping your tank to tapping the sun: Six ways to put your water heater on an energy diet

Plastic water heater with a lifetime warranty
Plastic water heater with a lifetime warranty

Marathon water heater by Water Heater Innovations, Inc.

Should You Replace an Old Boiler as Part of an Energy-Efficiency Upgrade?
Video: Should You Replace an Old Boiler as Part of an Energy-Efficiency Upgrade?

Before you assume that basement monster must go, watch this cost-benefit analysis from a professional home-energy auditor

Locating an expansion tank
Q & A: Locating an expansion tank

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