How to Keep the Heat Inside a Water Heater in the Winter
One’s hot water heater is used to heat water, store the heated water, and deliver it out as needed to whichever spigot is asking for it. Since one of the major functions of the water heater is to store the heated water, the storage tanks should be insulated to retain the heat. Water heater storage tanks are made with an internal insulation and many current units are manufactured with good insulation.
But, many older hot water heater tanks may not be insulated as well as they need to which could cost money. One can test that their water heater is storing heat effectively in a short time and easily. By just positioning ones hand on or close to the outside of the storage tank. If it is warm, the water heater needs to be better insulated.
One can buy water heater blankets easily and fit them without a problem. DIY stores sell them and they are not too expensive to purchase. They are easy to put on and will last a very long time. I have known homeowners why have used the same insulation blanket on more than one water heater!
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