RenewABILITY Energy USA and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing have established an agreement to help homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey by installing Power-Pipe Drain Water Heat Recovery systems free of charge during any repairs made by Benjamin Franklin.

“The Department of Energy reports that residential water heating is the second largest use of energy in homes outside of space heating. Power-Pipe drain water heat recovery systems reduce residential water heating by 25 to 40 percent and are a proven, practical, energy-saving technology, with no moving parts which simply pre-heat incoming cold fresh water, with outgoing warm drain water,” notes Rod Buchalter, residential sales manager for RenewABILITY Energy. “This will provide a significant long-term savings for many homeowners rebuilding in the affected area.”

“Decreasing long-term utility costs with a proven technology installed in thousands of homes across North America, for those rebuilding was the key motivator for the agreement”, says Darren Dixon, vice president of operations for Clockwork Home Services, owner of the Benjamin Franklin Brand. “With an installed cost of $749, R3-36 Power-Pipes are built to last, are maintenance-free, and include a 10-year warranty.” 

Consumers can see the technology at the following links:

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Founded in 2000, RenewABILITY Energy USA’s parent company RenewABILITY Energy Inc. developed and manufactures the Power-Pipe Drain Water Heat Recovery system in Kitchener, Ontario.  The patented and patent pending Power-Pipe systems are sold across Canada, the United States, and Europe. For more details, visit

Editor’s note: Progressive Engineer recently ran an article on RenewABILITY Energy. See it at