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Friday, January 23, 2009

Water Heater Insulation Blanket

I installed a water heater insulation blanket on my water heater. I put one on the last house and noticed that it seemed that the water heater was able to maintain and reheat faster. We did this because in the winter it seemed that the hot showers kept getting shorter and shorter and the length of time we had to wait between showers so the next person could have a hot bath was getting longer. I am sure it saves energy and money as well. Both of out heaters have been located on a porch/utility room type area that is colder than the rest of the house.

It is quite simple to put up.

At your hardware store near the water heater stuff or weather stripping stuff, you can find a water heater insulation blanket (this one has an R factor of 5).


A few minutes later, your water heater is snuggled up in its blanket.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Can you use one of these on a gas water heater or is it for electic only? Thanks

MJ said...

the other house was gas and this house is electric, so I have done it on both. No directions/warnings against on the bag either way.