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Now that Summer’s Here, Let’s Talk about Attic Venting

In Air Tech, Raise Your Solar I.Q., Residential Solar, Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

Very few home and business owners know that built-up heat in an attic can literally ruin a building. It’s true! If left untreated, ‘hot spots’ within the airspace of an attic can significantly contribute to premature breakdown of core building components, including wood, metal, and even masonry. What’s more, keeping a home or commercial building cool in the summertime is …

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What is Hard Water and Why Is It a Problem

In Water Tech by The LeverEdge

We all know that hard water is not a good thing, but do you know just how harmful hard water is? Aside from staining your bath taps and showerhead with progressive limescale build-up, your skin can become drier, due to the soap residue left after washing. Where does hard water actually come from? Hard water occurs when naturally soft rainwater …

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Energy-Efficient Home Solutions Powered by the Sun

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

When homeowners make home improvements like an extension or a loft conversion, they generally do not make energy efficiency upgrades beyond those required by the building code. However, installing energy efficient upgrades, such as solar-powered heating or hot water, will not only make your home warmer but also lower your energy bills. If you need any remedial work or home …

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Top 3 Reasons to filter your water

In Water Tech by The LeverEdge

Tap water has to travel through miles of pipeline before it reaches our homes, collecting contaminants and bacteria before being ‘fortified’ with fluoride. The Environmental Protection Agency’s safe drinking water act (1974) only regulates 91 of the over 60,000 chemicals used in the United States. This raises some serious questions. How is water affecting my health? Can I improve the water quality …

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Product Spotlight: The GE AvantaPure Water Treatment System

In Cleaning Products, Water Tech by The LeverEdge

Unconditioned water presents a host of unwanted consequences, and not just for pipes and spigots. Did you know that unconditioned water can contain higher amounts of calcium, magnesium, chlorine, and other chemicals that can cause problems for home appliances like dishwashers and humidifiers?   It’s true. And, it’s for this reason, among many reasons, that The LeverEdge helps customers with …

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An Overview of Solar Pool Heating Controllers

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

You may already know how easy it is to tap the power of the sun to heat your pool. And, you may already know how efficient solar pool heating systems are, but you may not be aware of the importance of a functional, reliable solar pool heating controller.   A solar pool heating controller provides three essential functions:   Intelligently …

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Why You May Need Solar Attic Fans

In Air Tech, Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

It seems like energy efficiency is on everyone’s minds these days, and for good reason. Now more than ever, we have to be as innovative as possible when addressing the challenges of using less grid-sourced electricity, reducing our carbon footprint, and keeping the health of the environment a top priority.   In the united front against wasteful energy use, an …

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When Is It Time to Invest in a Water Treatment Solution?

In Water Tech by The LeverEdge

With all of the different things you need to stay on top of in daily life, it might be hard to envision having to make time to evaluate your water treatment system (or lack thereof). You might not think it warrants much attention; after all, doesn’t your municipal water supplier do a good enough job of maintaining the cleanliness and …

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The Most Common Water Mistake to Avoid

In Water Tech by The LeverEdge

When our customers ask us what they should be most concerned with when it comes to their water, we often reply by asking a few questions of our own. They include: Who is using your water, and for what reasons? Are you responsible for a commercial or residential building? What is the municipal source of your water? Is it currently …