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Insulating a Garage: Is it worth the money?

Garage Insulation

Saving money on energy bills is a good thing, especially in very warm or cold climates where the AC or the furnace have to run a lot. It can costs hundreds of dollars a month to make the living space comfortable. And although the garage isn’t really a living space, there are temperature sensitive things such as caulk, paint, and other supplies that shouldn’t freeze or get too hot. So I set out to insulate my garage to protect those items. Problem is, I spent close to $1,500 and still…
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Insulating a Hot Water Heater

Most of the new hot water heaters are pretty efficient and don’t need any additional insulation. However some of the older tanks, or less efficient newer tanks, could benefit from some added insulation. They way to tell if you need more insulation is to simply touch the side of your hot water tank. If it is warm to the touch, then some of the heat is escaping which is a sign the tank isn’t that efficient. You can buy a hot water insulation blanket for a 45 to 55 gallon…
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