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June 27, 2016
Six years of energy data offer an architect new insights into high-performance home building
May 16, 2013
An expensive water heater may be efficient, but will it save enough energy to justify the purchase price?
March 7, 2013
Depending on your water heater's location in your house relative to the faucet you are standing at, you might have a long wait for hot water to arrive. In this…
November 11, 2010
Whether controlled by a demand switch or by simple gravity, hot water recirculation systems put hot water where you want it fast.
May 20, 2010
A new breed of water heater uses time-proven heat-pump technology to cut energy consumption in half
April 29, 2010
Learn how heat pumps work and whether they make sense for you.
January 21, 2010
Replacing your old tank-style water heater with a more efficient on-demand system isn’t as difficult as it appears
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.
April 30, 2009
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
February 5, 2009
Look over the shoulder of an expert installer as he fastens panels to the roof and explains how the system works
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