Water Heater Blankets, Still In Doubt?

Please find below just a few of the hundreds of endorsements you can find from just about any utility company or public service commission spread across America.

Entergy Louisiana:  Wrap your Water Heater.  In most homes, insulating your water heater and the pipes that lead to and from it is the single most cost effective improvement you can make.

 Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission:  Your hot water tank is usually the second greatest energy user in your home. For safety reasons, wrap only the sides of a gas tank. Wrap the sides and top of an electric tank.

 Iowa Energy Center:  Attach a water-heater blanket to your water heater for energy savings

 Ohio Consumer Council:  Wrap electric hot water heaters with an insulation blanket.

Florida Public Service Commission:  Endorses the DOE advice for heater wraps as follows: Insulate Your Water Heater Tank for Energy Savings

Unless your water heater’s storage tank already has a high R-value of insulation (at least R-24), adding insulation to it can reduce standby heat losses by 25%–45%. This will save you around 4%–9% in water heating costs.  If you don’t know your water heater tank’s R-value, touch it. A tank that’s warm to the touch needs additional insulation.

Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities:  Also endorses the DOE advice for heater wraps as does Florida above.

Reliant Energy Texas:  Wrap your hot water heater for energy savings.

If you are still in doubt as to what a hot water heater tank wrap can save you in energy cost, upwards of a 120% return on investment/ ROI.  Please take a few minutes to read the information on any of the links provided below, as they should help you make up your mind:




Most newer water heaters have relatively high insulation, so to see if you would benefit from an Insulation Blanket, just place your hands on the outside of the heater. If it feels warm to the touch, then you can save money by wrapping it.

A typical hot water tank is heated upwards to 140 Degrees, and if it is in the basement, garage or attic, the surrounding temperature in the winter is consideraly lower (depending on your geographacal location) as much as 80 Degrees or more. This 80 Degree difference creates heat loss, and the blanket can save you 10% or more depending on the quality of your tank, accounting for savings of $8.35 or so over each month of the winter.

The ROI Calculation above is based on the ‘Blanket’ with other measures adding to the savings. The blankets typically range from $20 up to $85, as the more expensive ones typically have higher insulation values for even more savings.

Water heating can account for roughly 20 percent of your home’s energy bill and while the majority of U.S. houses have gas water heaters, almost 40 percent of homes use doubly expensive electric systems.

With this said we feel the best product on the market to wrap a hot water heater is a Radiant Wrap as it not only provides the greatest R-Value (14.5) on the market but it is also very easy to work with, and most importantly it is safe to handle, unlike some of the fiberglass wraps in national distribution, see warnings here:









Please  give us a call with any questions and/or concerns regarding wrapping your hot water heater tank as we not only sell hundreds of our custom cut wraps to our internet customers every year, but we also sell and install many more in our local marketing area.  We will also let you now how installing our wraps in a specific manner can triple the R-Value.  So please help us beat the winter rush by taking advantage of our “Early Snow Bird 10% Off Specials” running the entire month of September.

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