A good way to save money in your Santa Cruz home is to improve your home’s energy efficiency. You can save four to nine percent a year on water heating costs by installing a water heater jacket. They’re quick and easy to install, here’s how:
Prepare to Shop
Before you go shopping, make sure you know if your water heater is gas or electric. The access panels and materials can be different between the two. The installation of a water heater jacket on a gas heater is more difficult. You may want to have a professional do the installation on a gas water heater.
Write down your water heater model number. Most water heater jackets list the compatible water heater models on the packaging. Choose a jacket with a value of R-8.