Re: Hot water heater
Posted by dick on June 16, 19100 at 09:07:20:
In response to Re: Hot water heater
: My sister was telling me about a hot water heater "blanket". Do these really save a measurable amount of emergy? My hot water heater in is a small closet -- would the blanket be hard to install?

: Thanks much.
i THOUGHT THESE THINGS HAD BEEN DISCREDITED AND TAKEN OFF THE MARKET YEARS AGO. The majority of your gas or electric cost goes to heating the water. only a small portion of it goes to keeping the water hot. Therefore extra insulation, no matter how thick, can only improve the overall efficiency by a very small amount. Water heaters are already pretty well insulated so in practice, adding a 1" thick "blanket" would provide a miniscule improvement.
save your money.




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