Your Questions About Water Efficiency Companies

Ruth asks…

How do we get piped water to our homes ?

How does the water company work ?
what is the processing , distribution and purification of piped water?
how does it work /?? please help !!

admin answers:

Water supply systems get water from a variety of locations, including groundwater (aquifers), surface water (lakes and rivers), conservation and the sea through desalination. The water is then, in most cases, purified, disinfected through chlorination and sometimes fluoridated. Treated water then either flows by gravity or is pumped to reservoirs, which can be elevated such as water towers or on the ground (for indicators related to the efficiency of drinking water distribution see non-revenue water). From these, leads a long series of water pumps and pipes, which flow directly to your house. Once water is used, wastewater is typically discharged in a sewer system and treated in a wastewater treatment plant before being discharged into a river, lake or the sea or reused for landscaping, irrigation or industrial use (see also sanitation).

Ken asks…

I have converted a gas engine to run on compressed air how can I get someone to buy or invest in this project?

I have converted a gas powered engine to run on compressed air. It runs at 100% efficiency. What companies should I show this to that would potentially buy the idea? I have emailed the government agencies but they don’t ever get back to you.

admin answers:

Brilliant i would start with an organized group of environmental activists and start keepin it on the hush hush. There was a guy around here in washington some fifteen years ago that developed an engine that ran on water he put it in a delorean and used it as a daily driver he finaly got the damn thing on the local news and came up dead a few weeks later.

Michael asks…

Which one is cheaper hot water baseboard or forced air?

We have a hot water baseboard system and central air. Should we continue with the existing setup or change it to central heat and central air.
P.S: We live in Northern Jersey

What are the costs of replacing the whole heating system?
Thanks for the response but to add some detail we already have Central air in the house .

admin answers:

Modern boilers are running at anywhere between 82-90+% AFUE efficiencies. A new boiler could run you anywhere between $4,000-6,000.00 depending on the equipment and the contractor. Forced-Air Furnaces are now running up to 95% efficiencies but those top models could cost more than a boiler. As far as the “quality” of the heat, there is nothing better than hot water. It is the most even and in most cases the most economical heat you can have. If you are very accustomed to the nice even warmth of the radiant heat and lack-of cold drafts that you can get with forced-air, I would recommend staying with the boiler and the separate air-handler for the A/C. If I were to build a new home I would put radiant heat inside any flooring and have a separate air handler for my A/C, humidification and air-purification. This would give me the best of both world’s. When all the cards are down it comes down to comfort and cost. I my mind’s eye the most comfort for your hard earned dollar will come from hot-water radiant heat. I live in the Chicago-land Area, which is almost the same climate as Jersey. I have over 22-years experience in the HVAC business and I used to be Senior Technician for THE largest family owned and operated heating & cooling company in the United States. I have seen many different homes with many different apps over the years and hot-water will always give you the best comfort and the easiest most affordable options for zoning as opposed to forced-air heat. I hope this was very helpful for you, good luck.

Carol asks…

How much does it cost to make a bottle of water?

I want to know the cost of producing a plastic bottle and a glass bottle, and how much it costs to actually bottle the water.



admin answers:

This depends on where it is, the wage costs of the staff, the infrastructure of the plant, modernity and efficiency of the equipment, distance from the source, amortisation policy of the company, size of the plant and a whole host of other factors.
If you want a specific figure, then contact a company and ask them, but you will get a different figure if you contact another one.

Lisa asks…

How much of a difference can a 5-7 degree temperature difference make on your heat bill?

We are thinking of buying a house, the high end of the utility bill is about $250, thats for everything gas electric water and sewer. When we looked a this house they had the heat about 5-7 degrees higher than we would, how much of a difference would this make on a bill? Significant, or not much at all?

admin answers:

Thermostat manufacturers claim that you can save 20% with a programmable thermostat. Basically lowering the temperature does the same thing a programmable thermostat does- lowers the number of times and the length of time your HVAC system runs.
The exact amount can be calculated, but you have to know the total square footage of the house, the price your utility company charges per therm/ KWh and a few other things, but
lowering the thermostat by 5-7 degrees would represent a substantial savings- you should easily reduce it by 20%.
Another thing you can do is to call your local utility and ask them for data in the same neighborhood as the address of this house. They can sometimes give you an average of utility costs in your area, and many utility web sites offer information on saving money with high efficiency equipment, applainces or by changing light bulbs

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