Go Green, Save Green with Tankless Water Heaters from Chattanooga Gas

Go Green, Save Green with Tankless Water Heaters Chattanooga Gas - An AGL Resources Company

A natural gas tankless water heater can offer energy- and money-saving benefits.

Here’s how it works. When you turn on the hot water tap, cold water is drawn through a pipe into the unit and heated by a gas burner. By only heating water when you need it, the need for a storage tank that constantly maintains hot water is eliminated. A tankless water heater uses 30-50 percent less energy than units with tanks, saving a typical family about $100 or more per year, depending on water usage. 

A tankless water heater’s ability to offer a continuous supply of hot water makes it ideal for homes with a hot tub or whirlpool. Tankless units reduce the risk of leaks or water damage, and a typical model has an average life-expectancy of up to 20 years, compared to 8 to 10 years for tank type water heaters. 

Right now Chattanooga Gas, along with select tankless water heater manufacturers, offers cash-back rebates when you switch from electric or propane to natural gas. 

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TIPS FOR A GREENER LIFESTYLE, MAKE YOUR OWN CLEANING PRODUCTS!

Laundry

When making the initial switch from a detergent to a soap laundry cleaner, wash items once with washing soda only. This will eliminate detergent residues that might otherwise react with soap to cause a yellowing of fabrics.

Laundry Soap

Add 1/3 cup washing soda (sodium carbonate) to water as machine is filling. Add clothes. Add 1 ½ cups of soap. If the water is hard, add another ¼ cup soda or ¼ cup vinegar during the first rinse.
Add 1/3 cup washing soda to water before placing clothes in machine and substitute soap flakes or powder for detergent. Add ½ cup borax for additional cleaning power.

Pre-soak

Soak heavily soiled items in warm water with ½ cup washing soda for 30 minutes. Rub soiled areas with liquid soap.

Fabric Softener

Add 1 cup vinegar or ¼ cup baking soda during final rinse. To reduce static cling in tumble-dried synthetics, dampen hands when folding or line dry instead.

Spray Starch

Dissolve 2 Tbsp. cornstarch in 1 pint cold water in a spray bottle. Shake before each use. For delicate fabrics, dissolve 1 package unflavored gelatin to 2 cups of hot water. Dip a corner of the fabric into the solution to test; if fabric becomes sticky when dry, add more water.

Dry Cleaning

Buy items you can wash or clean on your own. Most dry cleaning solvents, such as perchloroethylene are toxic. If you must dry clean, air clothing out thoroughly before bringing indoors. Many garments whose labels specify “dry clean only” can be safely hand-washed using mild soap.

Let’s talk solar!!

Tennessee Solar Solutions has put together all of the resources you will need to determine whether renewables are right for your home/business. Learn about the state and federal incentives for renewable energy, how to prepare your home/business and how solar power can generate income for your home/business.
We all play a role in bringing clean energy to your home. It starts by making smart energy choices. Start by understanding the financial considerations and benefits of investing in renewable energy. Using renewable energy to power your home/business is a matter of choosing the right technology to meet your energy needs.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Bring your powerbill (12 months is great) and get an onsite quote!

FAQs

What can/can’t I bring to the event? Please feel free to bring a copy of your power bill for a FREE on the spot estimate.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact Ginny Kincer with any questions regarding this event at ginny@tennesseesolarsolutions.com.

Increase Your Home Value and Shorten Resale Time with Solar

green house
Solar energy systems are an attractive asset for Homeowners looking to sell their homes, as rooftop panels have been shown to increase the value of the home while reducing its time on market.

A 2013 study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates that a medium-sized residential solar system can add more than $20,000 to the value of a home. In addition, according to a study that was sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, home values can increase on average by $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills. Savings of just $40 per month could lead to a $10,000 increase in the value of your home.

The addition of a solar energy system has proven to draw increased interest from home buyers, leading to shorter periods of time on the market. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homes with solar sell at up to twice the rate of their conventional counterparts.