insulate your water heater

Insulating your electric water heater can reduce standby heat loss by 25 to 45%, saving you 7 to 16% on annual water heating costs. The Department of Energy rates this project as medium difficulty, meaning most homeowners can tackle this project on their own. You can purchase pre-cut jackets or blankets for about $20 at most home improvement stores. Visit www.energy.gov for project tips and additional considerations; and for additional water heating tips visit www.hoecoop.org/waterheatingtips.