Unscrupulous or Not?

I had a company come out yesterday to give my air conditioning units a check-up for the coming summer. Within 5 minutes the service guy told me that he noticed I did not have leak detector/shutoff valves on my 3 hot water tanks. As luck would have it he happened to have 3 units on his truck that he could install for $199.00 each, on special. Later he offered to…

Should I Buy A Salt-less Water Softener?

Today’s question comes to us from a guy named Igor Pimpik, hailing out of Potatohead, Idaho. Actually, it came from one of my readers on Quora. It is a question I have been asked a bunch so I decided to jump in and get wet. First of all, there is no such thing as a salt-less water softener. These non-salt devices can be more properly called water conditioners although they…

What Makes One Water Better? Memphis Aquifer Versus Youngstown Meander!

I was recently asked whether the water in my adopted hometown of Memphis, TN, or that of my birthplace, Youngstown, Ohio was better. As it turns out, both municipalities deliver safe, clean drinking water. However, there are differences that lead to a different end product, different threats to the source water, and different taste. This comparison question is a good one because these two water products are vastly different. Let’s…