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If your water heater shell is hot to touch, you may need to add an insulation jacket. Insulating older uninsulated water heaters will reduce heat loss by 25-45%, saving 4-9% in water heating costs.
1Engage a plumber to assist you with awkward tank jacket installations or combustion-type water heaters.
2For more energy savings consider installing and ENERGY STAR® Certified Heat Pump Water Heater and claim your rebate for up to $350
Unless your water heater's storage tank already has a high R-value of insulation (at least R-24), adding insulation to it can reduce standby heat losses by 25% to 45%. This will save you around 4% to 9% in water heating costs.
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