Storage Vs. Tankless Water Heater: Which is Right for You?

water heater on the wall

Water heaters are necessary for every home. Whether you’re purchasing one for your new home or replacing an old one, it’s a necessary investment. Before making the big purchase, you should consider the cost, efficiency, and longevity of a new water heater. Many people who have never purchased a water heater before don’t understand the difference between a storage-tank water

Water Tasting Funny? You Might Need A Reverse Osmosis System

Tap water reverse osmosis system

Many people debate whether water has a taste or not. However, even if you don’t think it has a taste, you can often tell when it smells or looks wrong. The taste of water can change from home to home, but odd-tasting tap water can cause people to spend money on filters to get rid of the taste of pennies,

Is it Time to Get Your RPZ Valve Tested?

home drinking water RPZ Valve

Is it time to get your RPZ valve tested? If you read that question and have no idea when the last time your reduced pressure zone (RPZ) was tested, it’s probably time to contact a professional. Minnesota state law requires RPZ valves be checked annually and for the whole unit to be rebuilt every five years. Your home has an

Is a Water Softener System Right for You?

Water Softener System Tap Water Flowing

We’ve all been washing our hands more frequently over the last few months. Have you noticed that your home’s water is leaving a film on your hands after washing? If you have, you may have hard water. Water is typically clear. However, it contains minerals and chemicals that indicate the “hardness” of the water. Homes with hard water often cause

Is it Time for an Air Duct Cleaning?

Air Duct Cleaning HVAC System

When was the last time you cleaned your air ducts? Don’t remember? Well, it’s probably time you get your air ducts cleaned. Many experts agree that there are benefits to having air duct cleaning performed regularly at your house.   How often do I need to clean my air ducts? Every three to five years is the suggested timeframe to

Three Ways You Should Be Using Filtered Water in Your Home

watering plants with filtered water

Tap water from municipal water sources must pass strict drinking standards. The water in your home is treated in ways that prevent harmful levels of bacteria from entering your home but isn’t always the best option. Check out three main applications you should be using filtered water in place of tap water in your home:   1. Watering Your Plants

Water Safety Tips: Debunking Myths and Staying Safe

water safety spout pouring water

It’s an uncertain time, and people are becoming downright scared. Staggering statistics, ever-changing rules and plans, a general feeling of uncertainty, and worst of all, misinformation can be worrying. That’s why we’d like to set a few things straight about drinking water. People shouldn’t be afraid to cook, clean, or drink using as much of their home’s water as they

Why Testing Your Drinking Water is a Good Idea

faucet with tap water

Undeniably, this is an unprecedented year for us all. 2020 is a year we have all perhaps thought of the safety measures and hygienic lengths we should be taking much more than before. On top of that, Spring is the season we usually think about some of these measures regardless: spring cleaning, home maintenance, and projects that we have put

Conserving Water and Energy During a Self-Quarantine

young woman drinking water in her home

During a shelter in place quarantine, it’s tough to stay occupied. Staying indoors all day is bound to raise your monthly utility bills and energy consumption. In honor of Earth Day, we’ve compiled some tips to help you and your family save water, conserve energy, and save on your utility bills–even while self-quarantined. Let’s start with water. Did you know

What should be at the top of your spring-cleaning checklist? Cleaning your air ducts

Marie Kondo is who we’re channeling this spring to get us motivated to clean. Her system of getting us to declutter our houses is easy and effective. Yet, we know that there are deeper problems that we need to tackle that have flown under the radar for far too long. For instance, how’s your home’s air quality? Air quality boils