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Eight cold-climate tips for tankless water heaters

Tankless water heaters are popular for their compact size and low energy use, and propane fuel means they can be installed virtually anywhere. In regions that see snow and frigid temperatures, keep these eight tips in mind when specifying, installing, and maintaining tankless units.

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How a builder got his sensitive home site approved

To appease sensitive town boards and proceed with a beautiful, riverside renovation, Scott Jung had to design a project that would preserve a nearby river and tread lightly on the power grid. With propane and solar, he had just the right tools at his disposal.

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Demand for high-efficiency furnaces on the rise

Furnace manufacturers are introducing systems that improve comfort while reducing energy bills for homeowners, reports Joanna Turpin in ACHR News. Other product developments include the growth of ECM furnaces and smaller furnaces paired with large air-conditioning units.

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It’s getting easier to save on water heating

Although it’s not a topic homeowners typically think about, water heater efficiency should get more attention — it’s the second biggest energy guzzler in most homes, writes the Environmental Protection Agency's Dean Gamble in Builder.

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Solving healthcare heating challenges

In Lakeway, Texas, the Lakeway Regional Medical Center and the Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Lake Travis are thriving and growing. Along with their location, they have an operational detail in common: They both solved key building system challenges with propane.

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How to maintain boilers and water heaters

Space heating and water heating represent a large portion of the energy bills for most commercial buildings, so it’s worth taking the time to develop a maintenance strategy for your boilers and water heating equipment.

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Off the grid, with peace of mind

When the power’s out in their neighborhood, Patricia Seaward’s neighbors grind their coffee beans at her house. Her coffee grinder, and the rest of her off-grid home in Barters Island, Maine, keeps running in any weather condition thanks to two resilient sources of power: solar and propane.

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Incentives give home builders a competitive edge

In a competitive housing market, builders are on the lookout for anything that can give them an edge in keeping construction costs down. Tatiana Davidkovich found one such opportunity when she discovered the Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program.

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Is fresh air a priority in your projects?

While our homes are undergoing rapid shifts in energy efficiency, the movement to improve indoor air quality has been relatively sluggish. That may be changing with the emergence of advanced fresh air systems, argues Energy Star official Dean Gamble in Builder.

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Builder’s personal propane home doubles as a showpiece

When Ron Scarpa’s potential clients want to see an example of his work, he simply invites them to his own home. Scarpa, remodeler, builder, and president of Barefoot Brothers Construction, says showing clients the custom home he built for himself helps them envision their own projects.

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