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Tankless Water Heaters for a New Jersey Home

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Tankless Water Heater by the Design Build ProsA tankless water heater or also known as instantaneous water heaters. They have the ability to provide hot water only when the user needs it. When the hot water is turned on cold water flows through a pipe and into the unit in which it is then heated. This process can save money due to the fact that it not sitting in a unit and using up energy to keep the water hot. This process can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars in energy costs. Since the hot water is being made on demand it can be tricky to provide solid water pressure if more then one appliance is running at the same time. For example, if someone is taking a hot shower with the dishwasher running the water will then be distributed between the two. That is hot water on demand. Continue reading

Benefits of a Storm Door

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Benefits of a Storm Door storm door - Design Build Pros (1)Storm doors are a great thing to have in areas that experience a high number of storms or other natural disaster issues. Storm doors can provide protection for the home and are typically installed in place of a screen door to protect the entry door that leads in to the home. Storm doors are fairly cheap as far as installation goes and can be extremely efficient and serve a few purposes. There are a few main benefits of having a storm door that might have you considering purchasing your own. Continue reading

Low E Insulated Glass for Windows

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Low E Insulated Glass for Windows Low-E glass for energy efficient windows - Design Build ProsGlasses are the most preferred materials for windows. Many even go for French windows, which are made of full-length glass. Since glass facilitates good light from the outside, it is the favorite of many. However, at times, the light which comes in through the glass windows can become overwhelming, to the extent that you need heavy curtains to keep your space cooler. Especially during summers when the heat is too much, huge glasses add on to the discomfort. That’s the reason people employ insulated glasses to check the amount of heat that is being absorbed and the light that is coming in. Continue reading

Solar Products for Your Home

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house with solar panel designSolar Products for Your Home Just think about it-- the Sun can produce solar energy for at least another five billion years; this energy is free, clean, doesn't pollute the air around us like the fossil fuels do. More importantly, solar energy helps reduce the greenhouse effect. These are reasons to go solar. Continue reading

Selecting a Washer and Dryer for Your Laundry Room

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Selecting a Washer and Dryer for Your Laundry Room Washing machine.Before you remodel your laundry room, make sure the washer and dryer you have, or are purchasing, will fit the space you planned. You should also be aware of what your needs are and how much laundry you actually do. If you have a large family requiring daily laundering, you will need something distinctly different from a single person or a couple with no children. Deciding what you need will determine what size of washer and dryer you need, what cycle options are important, and if you are energy-conscious. There are several options and model availabilities to meet whatever requirements you have. Continue reading

Tankless Water Heater for Your Home

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Tankless Water Heater White gas boiler.For many years, water heaters with storage tanks have been the industry standard. The heating system would heat the water and store it in a tank, periodically warming it so that the water could stay hot throughout the day and night up to when it would be needed. There are many drawbacks to this model of heating water. First, this mode; consumes a lot of energy for no specific purpose. This is the energy that is required to maintain the temperature of the water throughout the day even if no one is using the water at that time. Everyone in the home could be out for a week, and the water heater would still be on, wasting energy. The storage tank also takes up a lot of space that could be used for more constructive purposes. It is due to all these reasons that the tankless water heater was designed and created. By only providing hot water on demand, these tankless water heaters have completely revolutionized the industry. The following are some of the benefits and advantages that you will enjoy when you switch to this new system: Continue reading

Leaf Protection for Your Gutters

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Leaf Protection for Your Gutters by the Design Build ProsLeaf Protection for Your Gutters Gutters are prone to being clogged by leaves that fall from the trees. Thus, it is important to protect your gutters from leaves that fall; this can be done by use of gutter coverings, gutter leaf guard, hoods, screens or helmets among other methods. Whichever method that you choose should be effective to ensure that it takes a good deal of time before you need to climb up your ladder to clean the gutters. Continue reading

How to Update Your Home’s Insulation

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How to Update Your Home's Insulation Updating Your Home Insulation-Design Build ProsLast winter was one of the worst in recent history. Many people's wallets especially suffered due to higher heating costs. The cost of propane and other natural gases reached astronomical prices as the demand increased and the supply dwindled. If your home is heated only by electric you were likely to see bills shooting into the hundreds of dollars. You can withstand brutally cold winters in a less expansive fashion for many years to come and save money by updating your home's insulation. The green energy trend has made information in how to update your insulation more available than ever before. Continue reading

Solar Panels for Your New Jersey Home

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Solar Power Energy Solutions in New JerseyAll it takes to see solar panels powering a home in New Jersey is a quick drive around. There are thousands of homes and businesses using solar energy to get clean power. A couple of questions that are common among homeowners. What is solar power, and how do solar panels work? Continue reading