Other Sites of Interest
Gary Klein helped develop the concept of structured plumbing and has worked tirelessly to promote water and energy conservation through the elimination of structural and behavioral waste.
GreenPlumbers is a national training and accreditation program with a goal of training thousands of plumbers to promote the benefits of water conservation and the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions. The focus is on changing consumer and plumbing behavior through the use of energy efficiency and water-saving technologies.
A&R is the plumber we've trained and equipped to service water heaters on the Monterey Peninsula and in the Salinas area.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.
Affordable Comfort, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving building performance so that everybody can have a home that is energy-efficient, durable, comfortable, healthy, and safe, has merged with the National Home Performance Council to create the Home Performance Coalition.
Dan Holohan is America's guru on radiant heating systems. He approaches business and life with exuberance.
The GFX Heat Xchanger is mounted below a shower drain and recovers about 60 percent of the heat from the water when you take a shower and returrns it to the water heater. That is the equivalent of adding a solar system for a fraction of the cost.
The Building Science Corp. provides information and consulting on how to design and construct durable, economical, energy-efficient buildings.
- Comprehensive Home Builder Web Directory
It provides links to contractors and materials suppliers across the country.
http://www.northerncaliforniadirectory.com A directory of Northern California businesses by county.
If you're looking for an anode Down Under, try Anoguard. Based in Australia, it sells not only water heater anodes, but also those for boats, pipe casings, rainwater storage tanks and solar tanks.
Tim Carter offers a rich vein of valid information on a large array of construction topics. We say this because there is any amount of bad information floating around the Web.
The Sutherland Lumber Co. pioneered the concept of do-it-yourselfing in this country about 50 years ago and remains an excellent place to buy building materials and hardware in 13 states.
Jerry Alonzy offers expert guidance on a wide array of home repair and do-it-yourself topics.
http://www.onlinewaterparts.com Offers filters, reverse osmosis and UV systems and parts for water filtering.
Rheem makes Rheem, Ruud, Richmond and has made some General Electric tanks. Rheem's homeowner help line is 800-432-8373. Its sizing program may be able to help you decide how many gallons and Btu/Kilowatts you need.
Ruud is at http://www.ruud.com and its number is 1-800-621-5622
Richmond is at http://www.richmondwaterheaters.com and its number is 800-621-5622
General Electric is at http://www.geappliances.com/energy-star-appliances/water-heater.htm . Its support phone number is 1-800-952-5039.
A.O. Smith, makes its own brand, but State and American are subsidiaries. State also makes Kenmore, Reliance and Censible heaters, while American also makes heaters under the Whirlpool brand. Find A.O. Smith at www.hotwater.com or 800-527-1953. Its sizing program can help you decide how many gallons and Btu/Kilowatts you need.
State Industries is at http://www.statewaterheaters.com or 800-365-8170
Reliance is at http://www.reliancewaterheaters.com/
Giant is at http://www.giantinc.com/english/index.htm
Hubbell is at http://www.hubbellheaters.com/
Kenmore is at http://www.kenmore.com/kenmore-water-heaters/b-1040030American Water Heater Co. is at www.americanwaterheater.com or 800 999-9515 for residental and 800-456-9805 for commercial.
Bock is at www.bockwaterheaters.com or 888-784-8322.
Vaughn is at http://www.vaughncorp.com or 800-282-8446.
Whirlpool is at http://www.whirlpoolwaterheaters.com/ .
American Standard is at http://www.americanstandardwaterheaters.com/ .