1000 Flowers for the Plnaet - #168 Get Your Water Heater a Blanket
The first thing you need to do is read your manual to see if a blanket is NOT recommended for your particular model of hot water heater. If you no longer have your manual, contact the manufacturer and ask. Failing both of those steps, a simple check is to put your hand on the outside of the water heater: if it feels hot, you could save money by wrapping it with a water heater blanket. The blankets are inexpensive and could save 25%, or more, of your hot water expenses. There are quite a lot of variables in determining exactly how much you would save, but the idea is that by assisting your hot water service to keep the water hot with less energy, you are doing a lot to help the planet by producing less carbon emission, saving fuel, reducing transportation costs and saving money.
Ensure you install your hot water heater blanket correctly, particularly if you have a gas heater, and follow any manufacturer’s instructions.