Thursday, September 28, 2017

Insulate to Save Money in Cold Weather

Who couldn't use a little extra cash on hand around the holiday season? Prepare your home now to cut down on energy costs as the weather gets cooler with these easy DIY projects.

For most of us, our water heater can be found in the garage - a place not well insulated against winters cold.

Help your water heater work less and save money on wasted heat with a few insulation tools.

Insulating your water heater could reduce heat loss by 25%-45% and save you about 7%-16% in water heating costs, according to the Department of Energy.

Insulate your tank with a pre-cut jacket designed specifically for water heaters.  If you have a newer tank that is labeled to already have R-16 insulation installed internally, then additional insulation is not needed.

Frozen garden hoses can actually bust interior pipes by increasing the pressure in the pipes.  As part of your winter home maintenance, disconnect and drain your garden hoses. Use an indoor valve to shut off and drain pipes leading to outside faucets.

Take these few steps now
to help your home and wallet have a better winter season!

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