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Green Home, Saving Energy

 Water heaters are designed to keep your water hot, regardless of whether you need it or not.  This can result in lots of wasted energy.  Installing an insulating water heater blanket can help keep the heat in.  Here's how to install a water heater blanket:

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Replacing your water heater can provide long-term value in the form of money and energy savings. But you don’t have to wait until your current water heater fails. By simply switching to a new energy-efficient water heater or a new energy source, like propane, you could save hundreds of dollars...