How effective is wrapping a water heater with extra insulation?

My electric water heater is original to the house...vintage 1952. the town handy man was out and checked all the mechanicals and weather seals arround pipes. It’s a 50 gal. tank. So far it’s working correctly.

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  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 02, 2017
    Our water heater in located on the outside of our home. Wrapping with insulation made a HUGE difference. You also might consider putting a timer on your water heater since it is old. Why pay to heat water when nobody is using it? Our timer is only on 2 hours a day. An hour in the morning and an hour at night.
  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Dec 02, 2017
    Wrapping a water heater can make a huge difference....especially if your heater is located in a colder area of your home such as a garage or basement. It helps to retain the heat longer, so the heater doesn't have to work as hard to maintain its temperature.
  • William William on Dec 02, 2017
    Big plus and big savings. You can buy water heater insulation kits or just get your own insulation (would be cheaper).
  • Elle615 Elle615 on Dec 02, 2017
    A 65-year-old hot water heater! I am impressed! What brand is it?

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 02, 2017
    not a labels remain.
  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 02, 2017
    one label says Westinghouse
  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 02, 2017
    Westing house
  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 02, 2017
    westing house....they don’t make them any more.
  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Dec 02, 2017
    something that old might have rust inside. Did they test for that? Yes insulation can definitely Show a great improvement.
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