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Month: May 2015

What are the Benefits of Soft Water?

What are the Benefits of Soft Water?

Hard water can take a toll on pipes, fixtures, and big ticket items like water heaters and washing machines. Soft water units can help preserve the life of appliances, dishes, laundry and more!   Everyone’s familiar with the telltale signs of hard water: white streaks inside your shower, stubborn mineral deposits on your “clean” dishes, corroded fixtures and hard-to-remove discoloration and build-up on basins and countertops.   So what exactly IS hard water, and what causes it?   Hard water…

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ENERGY STAR Certification: What It Means For You, Your Home & Your Pocketbook

ENERGY STAR Certification: What It Means For You, Your Home & Your Pocketbook

  You’ve probably seen the ENERGY STAR Certified sticker on an electrical product or appliance. Labels began appearing on products in the mid-nineties, and by 2006, more than 40,000 ENERGY STAR products were available in a wide range of major appliances.[1] In fact, you probably have some in your home – but what does that Certification really mean for you, your home and your pocketbook?   ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and…

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