water heater

March 29, 2012

Water Heaters: These 5 Tips Will Give Energy Bills A Boost

Saving energy at home puts more money in your pocket, and a great place to start is your water heater. Your heater is the third-highest utility expense in your home, following heating and cooling. Follow these five tips to help you save money:   Insulate the tank. If you hold your hand against the heater tank and feel any warmth, your appliance needs insulating. Home-improvement stores sell insulation jackets or blankets. When covering tank for an electric heater, be sure […]
November 22, 2011

Boosting Your Insulation? Throw A Blanket On Your Water Heater While You’re At It

One of the best ways to reduce energy costs during a Georgia winter is to increase the amount of insulation in your home. One appliance that will benefit greatly from added insulation is your water heater. It produces a great deal of heat, but a lot of that energy can be lost if the tank has inadequate insulation. That loss forces your heater to work harder — costing you money. You can create a more energy-efficient heater by using blanket insulation. In […]
September 29, 2011

Remember To Put Draining The Water Heater On Your Autumn To-Do List

Autumn is beautiful in Peachtree City. The trees are turning golden, the weather is beginning to cool, and the children are back in school. As nice as it would be to just spend all of this season relaxing and enjoying ourselves, we know we have to use at least some of this time to get ready for winter. And one of the things to put on the to-do list is draining the water heater. Doing this annually will extend the […]
September 15, 2011

Button Up Your Home For The Nippy Weather Ahead

Before winter hits Georgia, it’s important to make sure that your home is ready to keep out the cold weather that will be coming with it. Here are some useful tips that will help keep you and your family warm all winter long while also keeping your heating costs down. Add insulation. Make sure your walls have sufficient insulation between them and that your attic floor and basement ceiling are covered. Run fans in reverse. Setting a ceiling fan to run […]