How to Insulate Your Traditional Water Heater
Save money this winter by insulating your water heater. It doesn’t take long and it can save you a lot of money on energy costs.
Find an Insulating Blanket Designed for Water Heaters
Your utility company may give these away, or you can find them at your local hardware store.
Turn Off Your Water Heater
Before you start, shut off the water and the power to your water heater.
Wrap Your Tank
Wrap the insulating blanket around the tank. If you need to, cut it so that is the appropriate height.
Cut Out Spaces
Mark where you need to make holes for pipes, panel access, and more. Cut these out to make the blanket fit snugly.
Tape it On
Tape the blanket on the water heater. If possible, place the taped seam away from any pipes or access panels.
Turn On Your Water Heater
Turn both the water and the power back on.
Experiment With Temperature Settings
Once the insulating blanket is installed, you may find that you don’t need to keep your water heater set as high as you did before. The blanket may be so effective that your water stays warmer!
Whether this happens for you or not, never set a covered water heater higher than 130 degrees. This can be a fire hazard.
Call Larry & Sons for Water Heater Services in Hagerstown
If you need help insulating your water heater, contact us at Larry & Sons today. We’ll send someone out to help you and make sure the job gets done well.