Water heaters consume a lot of energy – even when they’re not in use. Heat from the hot water that’s stored in the tank escapes through the wall of the unit, adding up to a big portion of your hot water heating costs.
According to energy.gov, wrapping your water tank with an extra layer of insulation could reduce your hot water heating bill by as much as 16%. If you have a newer heater, chances are it is already insulated sufficiently. But how do you know if an older tank could benefit from an insulation blanket? Touch the side of the tank – if it’s warm to the touch, an additional layer can reduce pricey standby heat loss.
Installing a Frost King Water Heater Insulation Blanket is a quick and easy DIY project you can do in an afternoon – and enjoy the benefits of for as long as your water heater lasts. These vinyl-backed fiberglass blankets are designed for gas, oil, or electric water heaters and can fit up to 60 gallon tanks. This is a two-person job, so you’ll need an extra set of hands to help you wrap the blanket around the heater and tape it into place. For a detailed installation video, click here.
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