DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Green Energy and Sustenance Living > Electric Water Heater Blanket




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-22-2008, 07:51 AM  
AU_Prospector
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 100
Default Electric Water Heater Blanket

Guys,

Is it worth it to purchase a water heater blanket? My 80 gallon water heater is inside my home and exposed to room temperature. I have it set at about 120 degrees and it never feels warm to the touch on the outside.

I could spend about $45 for an insulation blanket, but is it worth it?

6 year old 80 gallon American ProLine electric rated at 5165 KWh per year on the energy guide sticker.



__________________
AU_Prospector is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-22-2008, 08:30 AM  
travelover
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 693
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I doubt it - water heaters made in the last few years are pretty well insulated. My local utility has a web based questionnaire to help you save energy and the savings for a water heater blanker were in the order of $1 -$2 a year, for me.

__________________
travelover is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
determining water heater size, and gas or electric? Philphine Plumbing Forum 4 12-08-2008 03:20 PM
strange electric water heater problem chuckhooker Plumbing Forum 1 11-25-2008 01:01 PM
How to Move a Hot Water Heater clemkonan Plumbing Forum 3 11-14-2008 01:13 PM
Looking to buy a more efficient Water Heater 82-T/A General Appliance Discussion 1 07-03-2008 07:36 AM