With the rising energy costs there has been an increase in interest for energy saving appliances. Efficent "tankless" water heaters have become very popular for their capability to heat hot water on demand, with no storage tank required.
Homeownership is the foundation of the American Dream, and in today’s do-it-yourself culture where how-to advice for just about anything can be found on the internet, many people think they could save a lot of money by building their own home. But your home is likely the single largest investment you will make in your lifetime, and not hiring a professional home builder could be a costly mistake for many reasons—financial, emotional, and physical.
Responding to concerns from NAHB about the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) that is needlessly costing remodelers and home buyers money without contributing to safety, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on March 6 introduced legislation to make this rule much more reasonable and cost-effective.