Plumbing

The new efficiency standards and water heater requirements below do not mean that consumers have to replace their water heaters in 2015. Like the low-flow toilet requirements of the early 1990s, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mandate means that manufacturers cannot produce or sell...

With fall and winter on the horizon, you and other homeowners can take these simple steps in preparation for the onset of colder weather: Remove hoses from outside hydrants so they drain properly during the winter. If you don't have a frost-proof hydrant, drain outside...