Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 89
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TUPF High R-value, easy installation, no scratchy fiberglass
Wanted this for two purposes. First, since my water heater is in the garage next to a wall which abuts our kitchen pantry, the inside back of the pantry gets warm--not ideal for food storage. Secondly, of course anything which helps to retain heat in our gas water heater would be a good thing.
Installation was relatively easy for one person after I watched a YouTube video on how to make cuts for the relief valve, how to secure with the provided foil tape, and how to position the blanket relative to the heating element. The denim insulation means you don't need to wear gloves like you would had the insulation been fiberglass. All together this took me about 30 minutes, the majority of which was working the blanket around tight spaces, plus getting the backing off of the foil tape (get someone with fingernails to help!).
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Exactly what I wanted
Installation wasn't that difficult and glad not to have itch like one would get from fiberglass.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TAK1 Fit my need
I used this to line a engine compartment for a Diesel Pusher class A Motor Home. It was just the right size to cut all that I needed. It is more for sound than heat. Using aluminum tape I bought separate. I sealed all exposed edges so they would not absorb any oil or fuel. It is not glued in place but held at 2 inch space with deck screws, stand off spacers and fender washers. It fit my need. The old insulation was glued. It all just fell off, exposed edges soaked up oil and diesel from the breather tube on the engine. A big mess. This should work great to replace it. Engine breather extended , no longer an issue. Only time will tell.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great For Covering Radiators
I am using this as a cover for a boiler system room radiator that I have no control over. The radiator at max heat gets hot to the touch; when on you probably could not leave your hand on it for more than 1 second.
I have it wrapped over the radiator with the insulation side on the radiator metal, and as expected it almost completely eliminates heat coming from the radiator and makes sleep much more tolerable during the winter. There has been no damage to the insulation nor fire risk, however my radiators do not get hot enough to cause damage to fabrics, ymmv.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RH Denim insulation
Good alternative to fiberglass water heater insulation blankets
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob smart move
I am very pleased with this product. It completely wraps around my hot water heater and was easy to provide access to the removable adjustment panels. It was very easy to work with also, without all the itching and irritation from building insulation. i would highly recommend this product
March 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great Choice and an Excellent Alternative to Fiberglass
We wanted something "healthier" than the old fiberglass style of water heater blankets. The fact that these are basically made from jeans was a huge advantage. Like the company video says - you can pretty much wrap yourself up in it and use it as a blanket if you wanted to!
The installation was pretty straight forward, just take your time as it can get a little fiddly. There is plenty of silver tape in the package, and it has held really well from day one. The blankets fit great on our water heaters (we have a dual system)
Our water heaters are in an unfinished utility closet in the basement, so I also took the time to purchase three, 6 foot sections of foam insulation and wrap the pipes to/from the water heaters. In between the blankets and the pipe insulation, our utility bill dropped $20 over the next month!
I would definitely would recommend this to anyone!
February 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Original1 Quick Fix
After instating this heater blanket all I can say is, it’s unbelievable how easy it was to install. It fit my hot water heater perfectly even though I had to work in a very close corner. I did invest in some waterproofing tape to put around the top to cover the inside insulation. It just look better to me.
February 22, 2015