Water Heater Savings

Water heaters consume much of their energy just to keep a supply of hot water ready and waiting in the tank. The heat gradually leaks out of the tank until the heater turns on again to heat the water back up. To minimize this heat loss, ready-made kits for insulating water heaters and hot water pipes are available at hardware stores and building supply stores. Your utility company may also provide these at a discounted cost or offer a rebate on your purchase. Be careful not to cover the thermostat when insulating your water heater and always follow manufacturer's instructions.
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Builders Show Day #3

Builders Show Day #3

Here are a few more items that caught Greg's eye at the International Builders Show in Orlando this past weekend: The Geospring hybrid water heater. This nifty unit can save up to 62% on water heating costs and features a…

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Gas Water Heater Recall

Gas Water Heater Recall

A.O. Smith is recalling about 1,500 gas water heaters because the flue gas temperatures can exceed safe limits and produce excessive temperatures in the venting unit, posing a fire hazard. The water heaters were sold nationwide from November 2007 to…

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