This year, make a resolution you’ll actually keep: to conserve energy. To help you with that resolution, we’ll be giving out a conservation tip as the first blog post of every month (12 Months = 12 Resolution Tips). We’ll give you the tip, estimate the cost, and rank the ease of performing the tip. Here we go with our first tip:
Resolution Tip #1 of 12:
Insulate Your Hot Water Tank & Pipes
Estimated Cost: $30 – 40 for tank jacket; $5 – 10 for pipe insulationTo get you motivated, watch fellow blogger Bob Fulton insulate hot water pipes and add a jacket to his hot water tank.
Ease of Install: Medium
Other Notes: Wrapping the water heater with an insulation blanket can save heating money by slowing the drop in temperature from the hot water tank as it sits unused. Also, read the stickers on your tank and the user manual to ensure you’re not voiding the warranty nor placing your home in harms way by installing a jacket.
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