Time to get even more efficient! Those who have a tankless water heater can just look a way at this point.
Covering the water heater with a thermal blanket should be pretty easy so it is another item on my list. Granted I believe that the water tank that we will be getting will have a reasonable R value on it already (I hope) but a little more wouldn't hurt right?
Here is the one from Lowe's I am looking at. Interesting enough it says R-10 on product page but on the package it says R-11 (oops web marketing folks):
Info from the gov on water heater blankets:
Another link about heat traps for your water heater. Honestly I did not think about this before and I will be asking the PM/SR about it: