Category: ‘Insulation’

Water Heater Insulatation

September 16, 2011 Posted by Tlittle


The Water Heating  in your house accounts for about 10 – 20% of your annual energy costs. Water heaters are usually located in the basement, garage or some other non-heated utility section of the house, the difference in temperature between the desired water temp (120-140 Degrees f) and surrounding temp is why there can be such a great stress on energy usage. If the outside of your water heater feels warm to touch, then you are loosing efficiency through lack of insulation. Modern Water Heaters are insulated so they wont emit as much heat, but older Water Heaters can be aftermarket insulated using a ‘Water Heater Wrap Blanket’, this insulation keeps the heat locked in and especially when hot water is not being used it reduces the amount of energy the system uses (around 15%) to maintain the water body’s temperature.  Wrap Blankets cost $15-$30 and are very easy to install.





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September 15, 2011 Posted by Tlittle aims to provide sufficient information and insipiration to people in the hope they will embrace a practical approach to Green Housing and sustainable living with a focus on the modification, renovation, and refurbishment of their current house.

It is inevitable that the developing Green technologies in building lead toward more efficient structures being built, but with a potential effective life of most common residence’s being 100yrs (the USA having 130 Million alone, with an average age of 30 yrs), it is important that we address modifying these buildings to reach their sustainable efficiency potential.