Save Money And The Environment By Insulating Your Water Heater!

Your water heater is designed to hold a set amount of water at a set temperature. Being a large metal tank does not help this. The heat constantly is released through the metal tank and therefore the burners or electric coils must turn on again to increase the temperature. A simple way to save the heat longer is to wrap your water heater tank with insulation. There are a number of relatively inexpensive kits for insulating your water heater. They are available from most home improvement stores and only take a few minutes to install. The benefits of this may not be readily apparent, but this will save you a lot of money over the life of the water heater. The unit will run less, using up less energy and saving you money.

Also, insulate any exposed hot water lines in your home. The copper that is used for these lines wicks the heat right out of the water. This will help save you money because the water will retain its heat longer and you will not have to wait as long to get hot water out of your facet or shower, also saving you water.

If you want to save even more money and energy, try this little water heater trick. If your water can get scalding if allowed to fully warm up, you can definitely reduce the temperature on your water heater. Simply turn down the dial on the front of the unit until the output water is hot enough for dish washing and showering, but not hot enough to scald. This will again cause the unit to run less and waste less energy. Remember, the less energy that we all use reduces the demand on the energy companies and, thus, reduces the cost of energy for everyone!
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