True. Showers, on average, use less water than baths, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A bath in a standard bathtub uses an average of 36 gallons of water, the U.S. Geological Survey reports. If you have a deep
Eastern North Carolina has experienced flooding in the past — and recent hurricane threats remind us that the area is sure to have to deal with high waters again. Your heating and air conditioning unit is built to withstand normal
You put all kinds of kitchen scraps and food bits into your garbage disposal. And you let the water continue to run for about 15 seconds after you turn off the disposal to flush out all of the food particles.
Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever, is pounding the Caribbean and heading toward the United States. Although its path can’t be accurately predicted by experts, there’s a possibility that the storm will impact us here in Greenville,
As we residents of eastern North Carolina move into the month of September, the outside temperatures are still warm enough to run the air conditioner. Your cooling unit has gotten a good workout this summer. You probably began running it
Trained dogs will show off their athletic moves when The Dare Devil Dog Team performs several free shows today and Saturday, Aug. 25-26, at The Winterville Watermelon Festival. The canines of the Dare Devil Dog Team will perform a high-energy
You know the proper way to run your garbage disposal, right? Or do you? You may think you know how, but odds are good that you never actually sat down to read the instruction manual that came with your unit.
Dirty air filters are the No. 1 reason most HVAC systems don’t operate efficiently. The filter protects the return air intake in your home, which sucks the air from inside your home into your HVAC unit to be cooled or
When you switch an appliance off, you would think that it stops using energy, right? Wrong. Just because a toaster isn’t toasting or a printer isn’t printing or a TV isn’t TV-ing doesn’t mean it isn’t sucking power from the
False. There is no need to heat or cool your home when it’s empty. It just wastes energy, costs money and causes more wear and tear to your heating and cooling system. Here’s what you should do, according to the