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Did you know that bathrooms are the largest water users in your home? They account for more than half of all indoor water usage. Giving your bathroom a mini-makeover by installing a WaterSense labeled toilet, faucet and shower head can save your household about 7000 gallons annually, that’s enough water to wash six months worth of laundry!

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Everyone’s talking about saving energy these days. Now you can get enhanced hot water delivery while increasing energey efficiency. The Performance Package includes the fully programmable Digital Control which offers a full 7 day, 4 period/day programmability of the water heater. It allows you to adjust the set point temperature of the water in the tank based on your usage patterns. There’s also a setback feature that, with one push of a button, lowers the set point temperature to save energy when you’re out of town or won’t need hot water for a long time. The control, with its LCD user interface, is similar to a home heating and cooling thermostat and features a hot water capacity indicator and a read-out of set point water temperature.

The Performance Package includes the Integrated Mixing Device, which allows water to be stored at a higher temperature while still providing comfortable outlet temperatures. It works by blending cold water with hot water to increase your usable hot water by as much as 50% or more.

With proper installation and optimum settings, you can save up to 36% in energy costs. All Bradford White water heaters and ICON Accessories should be purchased and installed by plumbing and heating professionals. Give us a call when you’re ready to purchase your Bradford White water heater.

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Your government hard at work.. Now they’re considering a “redefinition” of showerheads. They want to regulate not only the gallons per minute allowed per shower head (they already do this, it’s 2.5 gallons per minute) but per shower unit. Meaning if you have 1 shower you can only use 2.5 gallons per minute in that shower. If you are lucky enough to have a shower with 2 shower heads or some nice body sprays and a hand shower, this will no longer be allowed unless all the outlets combined use no more than 2.5 gallons per minute. Even if you only use one at a time that won’t work, it will be measured by the total flow of all outlets. I’m all for water conservation but this is ridiculous.

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/residential/pdfs/showerhead_guidance.pdf

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Trees and shrubs have a deeper root system and require longer but less frequent watering than lawns and shallow rooted plants. You can check with your local extension service for advice on the amount and frequency of water needed in your area.

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Weather-based irrigation controllers can save nearly 24 billion gallons per year across the United States—approximately equal to more than 7,000 hoses constantly running for a full year

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