Friday, August 8, 2008

Water Heaters

One of the highest electrical costs is heating water for your water heater. One way to help cut costs is to shut your water heater off during the day while you are gone or purchase a timer for it.

If you live in a cold climate and your water heater is in the garage, you can purchase a specially made water heater blanket. Check your manufacturer specifications to make sure you get the right size, but this will help insulate your water heater to keep it from reducing temperatures more than desired.

When replacing your water heater, you may want to consider a tankless water heater. From what I've read about them so far, they only use energy when you actually want hot water. And they will produce hot water continuously on demand.

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