Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 69
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DesertGal MADE in USA! NO fiberglass!
I had to order this online. It should be sold in every Home Depot store because it is MADE in USA.
NO fiberglass. Reasonably priced. First time I ever did this and no special tools needed. Measure height and distance around your hot water heater. I cut blanket to size with a large household scissor. Used Gorilla type tape and the tape that came with the item. Read the instructions and online reviews for ideas about how to fit it to my size heater. Patched around the areas that should stay exposed on a gas hot water heater with the short side of the blanket and parts trimmed off the long side. You can do this, too. Save some energy and save American Jobs!
December 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sarge Water heater
It did not cover the entire heater,but,so far,the blanket is doing what has to be done in protecting.
December 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by waussie2 Heater Blankets
I used these blankets to insulate my 18 foot wide by 8 foot high garage door. It was easy to cut and install (using Liquid nails) and has made about 10 degree difference in the internal temp. My door faces West and would reach 103 degrees in the late PM and temps in the garage were uncomfortable. Now they run just over 92 but with the 6000 BTU air con I can maintain temps around 89 with lo humidity. attic insulation is next. Door is much quieter now.
July 3, 2013
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 3.0 out of 5.0 by Alan shorted
I purchased two of these. Both measure 48in by 70 inches so both are short by 5 inches. Actually, one of the blankets s awkwardly cut and measures anywhere from 44 in to 48 inches wide. ad they been as long as advertised it would have fit just right around my watertank. Now I have to cut up second one to make a patch. The top is not covered so the second blanket will be cut again to make a fitting for the top as well. I have read that others as well have blankets with different dimensions than advertised? Are we being shorted? The material is fine, just prepare to purchase additional marterial at greater cost and expect to do some patchwork. Could have been great.
October 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Good product, bad instructions
I bought this for our water heater. I like that it is not fiberglass, and the metallic outer surface looks very nice when installed. The materials should make it quite easy to install, but I had problems. The instructions say to measure the circumference of the water heater and to "add few inches" to accommodate the thickness of the product. I measured 62.5 inches and rounded up to 65 inches. Note: I measured twice with two different tape measures, and the specification of the water heater shows the diameter as 20 inches, so 62.5 is about right and 65 inches is certainly "adding a few inches"). I cut the length to 65 inches and began to install it. Imagine my reaction when I found that what the manufacturer really meant to say was to add 10 inches to accommodate the thickness. I had cut 10 inches off the total length to get to 65 inches. I needed to splice in the whole 10 inches that I had cut off to cover the water heater. Needless to say, the length of tape provided did not cover the additional patching I needed to do. I made up the difference with duct tape.
I am happy with the final result, but I would not recommend the product, because unless someone has seen this review, they will be misled just as I was.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by itsallgood Great product!
Being a widow I needed a W/H blanket that was easy for me to install by myself & that I would not have to worry about getting fiberglass insulation all over me. This product fit the bill perfectly!. Easy & clean!
December 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Best hot water heater blanket!!!!
I read the instructions and watched the videos on electric heaters. I did not cover the element covers but did cover the top and had enough for my 40 gallon under the house electric unit. I did buy an extra roll of aluminum tape and was glad I did. Since it said not to cove the top of gas units I would think this blanket would also work for larger gas units also.
September 1, 2015