Monthly Archives: August 2010

Water Heating Solutions, Save Energy in California

Many homeowners wait until their water heater fails before shopping for a replacement. Because they are in a hurry to regain their hot water supply, they are often unable to take the time to shop for the most energy efficient unit for their specific needs. This is unfortunate, because the cost of purchasing and operating a water heater can vary greatly, depending on the type, brand, and model selected and on the quality of the installation.

Within the last few years, a variety of water heaters have become available to consumers. The following types of water heaters are now on the market: conventional storage, demand, heat pump, tankless coil, indirect, and solar (in our Energy section). It is also possible to purchase water heaters that can be connected to your home’s space heating system.
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Should I Test My Well Water in Nevada County?

Unlike public drinking water systems, private well owners do not have experts regularly checking their water’s source and its quality before it is sent through pipes for consumption. Therefore, private well owners are solely responsible for monitoring the quality of their drinking water. Regularly scheduled water testing is important to keep your drinking water clean and your well operating at peak performance.

As a private well owner, you can rely on help from the University Hygienic Laboratory to meet your annual water testing needs. Continue reading

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