Water heater blanket

My water heater is located in my basement along with the washer, dryer, and furnace. I have wanted a water heater blanket, is this something I should feel comfortable putting on myself safely?

  5 answers
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 11, 2017
    Yes you can! They are made to be easily installed. Just follow the directions on the blanket.
  • Tom Tom on Nov 11, 2017
  • Leah Leah on Nov 11, 2017
    How old is your water heater? We just put in a new one, and the installer said not to use over energy efficient ones.
    • Jay6409855 Jay6409855 on Nov 11, 2017
      I'm guessing mine is about nine years old. In the winter months I run out of hot water faster, that's why I think a blanket would help with that issue.
  • Leah Leah on Nov 11, 2017
    When was the last time you drained it. We replaced ours last year, and my husband had not drained it every year. It was so filled with crystals that form when water heats, it would not drain. We replaced, and our electric bill went down thirty dollars. These crystals interfere with the water heating quickly. If is ok that way, an insulation blanket will probably help. Easy to put on.