The 50 gal tank in my water heater is leaking and I'd like to select a
conventional gas replacement that minimizes my up front costs plus
operating costs over the next 10 years.
I see that Rheem has two high efficiency series water heaters
(Professional and Fury) that have .67-.68 "Energy factor". What is
The high efficiency GE SG50T12AVG is advertised to use 242 Therms of
energy a year. If I know the BTUH rating and energy factor, can I
For conventional gas water heaters, is better insulation the major
difference between a standard model and a high efficiency model?
My wife suggested buying an insulating blanket that fits snugly around
the tank to reduce heat loss. I'm guessing that if this would help,
the manufacturer would have already added the extra insulation for
units they market as high efficiency. Can anyone confirm that her
idea will actually reduce our gas bill?