Hot Water Heater Blankets, Are They Worth It?
Get that hot water heater a blanket ASAP
One of the main questions I am often asked as a Realtor is, "Do you know the average power bill on this home?" or "Can you find out the average power bill for this home?" A second question I am asked is, "If I buy this home, do you know of any low-cost updates I can make to improve the homes efficiency?" My answer is always Yes. Oh, and yes; and once again, yes.
Most importantly the third Yes to, "Are there any low-cost updates I can make to improve the homes power usage efficiency?" One simple way to lower the cost to your power bill is to get that hot water heater a blanket. No, not a blanket off the bed. A blanket specifically designed for a hot water heater. There are many brands and options to choose from. Do your research and find the right one for your tank. A proper blanket can save you anywhere from 8-17% of your annual heating bill.
A hot water heater blanket will also extend the life of your water heater. Because it helps keep the water warm/hot this means your water heater will be forced to heat less often. So rather than 10