winter home

January 24, 2017

When Temperatures Drop, Bundle Up Your Water Heater

The most ignored appliance in many homes is the water heater because it’s tucked out of sight, operates silently and seldom fails. It’s also the second-most hungry appliance in the typical home, using around 20 percent of all energy consumed in a year. Wrapping it with an insulating blanket will cut its energy consumption and prolong its lifetime.   These blankets, found at home improvement centers, cost little compared to the energy savings they offer. Older storage tank water heaters […]