Category Archives: Appliances

Tankless Water Heaters

“Tankless Water Heater” or “instant” water heaters, provides on-demand hot water source at an efficient and less costly rate. If you are looking at remodeling your home in the near future or simply want to conserve energy, the old school water heater is the perfect target to get rid of.  Rhino Design Build just installed…


My Garbage Disposal Won’t Turn On

Problem:Disposal Will Not Turn On (no noise) Ok, before you call out a repairman to diagnose the problem, there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot the problem on your own. This might save you a few bucks. You can thank me later. If the Garbage Disposal will not turn on and it…


Engery Efficient Water Heater

Most people don’t pay an attention to their Water Heater or know where it is located in the house.  Your water heater uses about 14-25% of your electric bill.  I call it the Rodney Dangerfield of appliances because it typically “gets no respect.”  It is constantly working even when you are not at home, on…


Should I Replace My Refrigerator

Your Refrigerator uses 13.7% of your electricity bill. A 2009 Energy Star refrigerator model will save you up to 40% in energy use over refrigerators manufactured as recently as 2001.  It might seem wasteful to get rid of that 2001 model, but it makes good financial sense.  Just make sure it is labeled as an…


Save money on heating costs this winter

The following information is recommended by Rhino Design Build for San Antonio and surrounding areas. * Do an energy audit of your house, identifying areas where heated air is leaking out. Check around doors, windows, fireplaces, and other areas that may feel drafty. Caulk around doors and windows, weather stripping, door sweeps, plastic, and other…

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