Alexa, Rinnai integrates Amazon technology into water heaters

Alexa, Rinnai integrates Amazon technology into water heaters

Rinnai Corp., a leading producer of tankless gas water heaters, has become the first tankless manufacturer to feature Amazon Alexa integrated into its products. The innovation allows users to ask Alexa, “Alexa, ask Rinnai to start circulation,” or say, “Alexa,...

Natural Gas Heat Pump Water Heater Tech Under Development for US

Appliances using heat pumps typically use half the energy of their standard counterparts.

Do You Know the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater? (Infographic)

Do You Know the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater? (Infographic)

Heating water for bathing, washing, cooking and other uses is typically the second largest consumer of energy in a home. The choice of a water heater will impact the long-term cost of living in a home, as well as the...

3 Tips to Get Your Air Conditioning Ready for Spring

3 Tips to Get Your Air Conditioning Ready for Spring

One more item homeowners should add to their home maintenance list this year is their air conditioning system.

Bosch Launches New Line of Gas Condensing Tankless Water Heaters

Bosch Launches New Line of Gas Condensing Tankless Water Heaters

The Consumer Technology Association recently recognized the Greentherm 9900i SE model as a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree.

6 tips for overcoming high energy and propane prices

A frigid and snowy start to 2014 drove up the cost of propane as demand increased and the weather interrupted supply lines.

Get ready for storm season with the right generator (infographic)

Get ready for storm season with the right generator (infographic)

Whether hurricanes, blizzards, typhoons, or tornadoes and electrical storms, there is nothing worse than being without power for long periods of time.

Geothermal offers alternative to propane price spikes for winter heating

Geothermal offers alternative to propane price spikes for winter heating

One alternative to uncertain prices and availability of fossil fuels is a geothermal heating and cooling system that uses a ground-source heat pump.

Tired of high heating bills? Go with geothermal heating and cooling

Tired of high heating bills? Go with geothermal heating and cooling

In the face of recent propane shortages and record high prices for the fuel, some rural areas reported deliveries as high as $8 per gallon, homeowners who rely on propane to heat their homes are beginning to consider more reliable,...

Ready to make electricity at home? Going off the grid will be easier by 2025

Ready to make electricity at home? Going off the grid will be easier by 2025

A new report indicates that it will be easier for homeowners to defect from the electric grid by 2025. The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), HOMER Energy and CohnReznick Think Energy (CRTE) released a report detailing the potential for appreciable customer...

Prepare for water heater changes coming in 2015

New rules for water heaters in the U.S. market are coming in 2015 that will save energy but could make them cost more to buy and install. Beginning in 2015, gas, oil, electric tank, table top water heaters, and instantaneous gas and electric water heaters will have to meet tough new standards for energy factor ratings.

Hybrid heating systems offer the best of gas and electric heat

Gas or electric? That is usually the first decision homeowners need to make when choosing a new heating system for their home. Most often, the decision is based upon which fuel source is the most economical at the time. An...

Paying too much for power? See how your utility rates compare

Knowing how much you pay for electricity can motivate people to take steps to cut their energy use. WhiteFence.com, a site that lets consumers compare, connect, and save on home services, released analysis of consumer sales data through November 2013...

Energy efficiency is still cheaper than natural gas

The recent boom in shale gas production and the subsequent decrease in the price of natural gas have left some wondering what the role for energy efficiency will be in the future. Though it is true that changes in the natural gas market represent challenges for energy efficiency measures, it also represents opportunities.

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