Phil Luther
  • Male
  • Portland, OR
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share
  • Blogs (3)
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos
 

Phil Luther's Page

Latest Activity

Phil Luther commented on Phil Luther's blog post The Great Water Heater Temperature Setting Debate
"Excellent questions Brad!  Let me share a document from the World Health Organization here that goes into much detail in terms of your first two questions.  I personally concur with final conclusion of saving energy from turning up the…"
Mar 1, 2014
Brad Cook commented on Phil Luther's blog post The Great Water Heater Temperature Setting Debate
"And what, exactly, is the risk of Legionella in your water supply?  How does the Legionella get into your water heater (water supply)? If 140 deg. is a burn hazard and a mixing valve is required (which often fail in HOT position), aren't…"
Feb 28, 2014
Phil Luther posted a blog post

The Great Water Heater Temperature Setting Debate

Much has been discussed over exactly what is an optimal water heater temperature level setting. Many sources, consisting of ENERGY STAR, offer the energy conserving elements of temperature levels of 120 degrees or lower. And yes, there are cost savings to be had, however realistically for those whose current setting is closer to the standard factory preset temperature of 140 degrees. Conversely,…See More
Feb 27, 2014
Phil Luther posted a blog post

Water Heater Maintenance in 10 Minutes

I just put together a new infographic on the best two maintenance tasks homeowners can do with their water heaters.  The best part is that they only take about ten minutes or so to perform!  By checking these two things at least once a year will help with getting the full life out of ones water heater, as well as making it as energy efficient as possible.Enjoy!Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community -…See More
Feb 25, 2014

Profile Information

Company
Hot Water Heater Medic
Role in Home Performance Marketplace
Other
Professional Interests
plumbing and home repair, energy conservation
Website URL
http://hotwaterheatermedic.com/
Blog URL
http://hotwaterheaterbuddy.com/
Twitter ID
https://twitter.com/H2OHeaterMedic
Google + Page
https://plus.google.com/u/0/104083715056279119470
Pinterest Page
http://www.pinterest.com/H2OHeaterMedic/

Phil Luther's Blog

The Great Water Heater Temperature Setting Debate

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

Much has been discussed over exactly what is an optimal water heater temperature level setting. Many sources, consisting of ENERGY STAR, offer the energy conserving elements of temperature levels of 120 degrees or lower. And yes, there are cost savings to be had, however realistically for those whose current setting is closer to the standard factory preset temperature of 140 degrees.…

Continue

Water Heater Maintenance in 10 Minutes

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 10:54am 0 Comments

I just put together a new infographic on the best two maintenance tasks homeowners can do with their water heaters.  The best part is that they only take about ten minutes or so to perform!  By checking these two things at least once a year will help with getting the full life out of ones water heater, as well as making it as energy efficient as possible.

Enjoy!

10 Minute Water Heater Maintenance

Explore more…
Continue

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 8:38pm 0 Comments

I wanted to share an infographic I put together on the importance of water heater safety and the maintenance tasks most homeowners should be able to do to monitor their water heaters. Enjoy!…

Continue

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

At 8:18pm on February 17, 2014, Diane Chojnowski said…

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to add your profile photo and be sure to put your location on our Member Map!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

Groups

Latest Activity

Victor Rols Lindsay commented on Diane Chojnowski's event Better Buildings Peer Exchange Call: Home Improvement Catalyst: Keeping the Ball Rolling with Homeowners by Delivering More Value
"Hi Diane, Unfortunately some of us are unable to partake in this webinar/ forum. Is there a…"
11 hours ago
Ken Summers replied to Gregory Cisco's discussion Abandoning under-slab HVAC ductwork which fills with groundwater seasonally.
"My largest concern is moisture. I have seen mold forming on interior walls in the heating season…"
14 hours ago
Seth Romme replied to Sonja Persram's discussion Energy Savings Guarantee for single family dwellings in cold climate??
"Hi Sonja We provide home energy optimization services and provide a 5-year heating and cooling…"
16 hours ago
Lindsay Bachman posted events
18 hours ago
Derrick Koehn's video was featured

How Technology and Innovation Are Making Outdoor Wood Burning Stoves More Efficient and Environmentally Friendly

Introduction Since ancient times, wood burning has been used for heating in some capacity or other. Although, of late, wood stoves are thought of more as a decorative appliance than a heat source, in truth wood heat is still one of the most…
19 hours ago
Efficiency First California's blog post was featured
19 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski's event was featured
Thumbnail

Better Buildings Peer Exchange Call: Home Improvement Catalyst: Keeping the Ball Rolling with Homeowners by Delivering More Value at Eastern Time

September 21, 2017 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Thursday, September 21 1-2:30pm Eastern TimePlease join this Peer Exchange call to…See More
19 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski posted an event
Thumbnail

Better Buildings Peer Exchange Call: Home Improvement Catalyst: Keeping the Ball Rolling with Homeowners by Delivering More Value at Eastern Time

September 21, 2017 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Thursday, September 21 1-2:30pm Eastern TimePlease join this Peer Exchange call to…See More
19 hours ago

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service