posted by Bob
Many hot water heaters are located in unheated locations around your house (such as crawl spaces and garages) and can benefit from a pre-cut jacket. These jackets can cut back on standby heat loss by 25-45%, resulting in savings of 4-9% overall for water heating costs.
How do you know if you need a jacket for your water heater tank? Touch it! If your tank is warm to the touch, a jacket could be beneficial.
To compliment the jacket, hot water pipe insulators are another great idea. Both the jacket and the pipe insulators are easy to install and a great do-it-yourself project. The pre-cut jackets cost $10-20 and can be picked up at hardware and home improvement stores.
Additional water heating savings can result by adjusting the temperature dial to 120 degrees.
To learn more, visit the US Department of Energy’s Consumer Guide.
16 hours ago