Category Archives: Efficiency

Water Heater blanket

Water Heater blankets were first introduced in the 1970’s when the first push towards energy efficiency took place. Water Heaters back then were far less efficient than the water heaters that are manufactured today. Over the last 12 years, water heaters have greatly stepped up the efficiency of a standard unit. One of the ways they have increased the efficiency is by increasing the R-value of the tank itself.  Continue reading

Switching from electric to gas water heater

In most cases when we install a water heater we will replace the old unit with the same type of unit that is in need of replacement. There are advantages to both gas and electric water heaters that will vary with the individual needs of each homeowner. While an electric water heater will have a lower initial cost for the tank itself, a gas water heater is going to save you money over time with increased efficiency. Continue reading