Gas company, energy firm agree to pay $5m for water heater

Gas and electric companies agreed to pay a $5 million fine to the U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday after a federal investigation found they had knowingly allowed methane to leak from underground pipelines.The $5.9 million settlement with New Jersey-based Gas-Electric Energy Services (GES) is the largest of its kind in U.K. history and will …

How to find the perfect water heater for your home

New York City apartment water heaters can heat up to six times more than their conventional counterparts, but how do you know if they’re worth the price tag?The latest edition of our series, ‘How to Find the Perfect Water Heaters for Your Home’, features some of the top selling water heater brands and their respective …

How to clean a water heater

The EPA estimates that nearly half of America’s water heater installations may have been incorrectly labeled as being “non-polluting,” which means that they are not required to use a mercury or arsenic-free water source.But that doesn’t mean that they don’t have to meet EPA’s standards for water heater performance, and it doesn’t include the potential …