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Model #3016

Reflective Air Water Heater Insulation Kit with Temperature Resistant Tape

  • Each kit covers a standard 40-gallon heater
  • Includes super temperature resistant tape
  • Retains up to 95% of radiant heat
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Product Overview

Designed to fit most water heater tanks, this Reflective Air Water Heater Insulation Kit with Temperature Resistant Tape keeps your hot water tank hotter longer. This heater insulation kit can reduce heat loss by 25%-45% saving you money on your energy bill.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.5 in
Product Height (in.)
25 in
Product Width (in.)
24 in

Details

Finish Family
Silver Metallic
Material
Insulation
Pack Size
1
Product Type
Heat Recovery Systems
Product Weight (lb.)
2 lb
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
N/A

Questions & Answers

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Why is the reflective side facing outward? Shouldn't it be facing inward with an air space so it...

Asked by Kory November 12, 2020
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Dear Kory: Correct. A reflective / radiant barrier provides some insulation only if you create / build a sealed air gap around the water heater, with the reflective side facing inward. This air gap must be well sealed, or heated air will simply circulate up and out. In addition, reflective / radiant barriers are not as effective as standard fiberglass-based insulation 'wraps', which are also easier to install. For example, Home Depot sells the Frost King insulation blanket which provides R-10 -- simply wrap it around your water heater and tape the seams with foil HVAC duct tape. See: Frost King Model # SP57/11C, Home Depot Internet #100139225, UPC Code # 077578023946 Store SKU #417920 I hope this is helpful. Mark

What are the dimensions of the insulation material?

Asked by RenoGirl November 22, 2019
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Dear RenoGirl: Reflective / radiant barrier products like Reach provide almost no insulation by themselves -- just R-1. The claims on the package are based on a sealed air gap that you must create / build when you install it. You cannot simply 'wrap'' your water heater with Reach (or similar products) and achieve meaningful results -- except a waste of money and time. Standard fiberglass-based insulation blankets are much more effective and easy to install. See: Frost King Model # SP57/11C, Home Depot Internet #100139225, Store SKU #417920, which delivers R-10 insulation. A tip for installation: Carefully seal all of the seams with foil HVAC tape, to block air leaks -- not silver fabric "duck" tape. Home Depot sells Nashua foil tape. Also make sure you do not block any vents on the top or bottom. I hope this is helpful, Mark

Would this work on a stove that does not come with insulation?

Asked by Mary December 2, 2018
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No, this product is for use on water heaters.

What R-value is this kit?

Asked by Scuba00 February 28, 2016
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Dear Scuba00: Great question! When I saw this 'reflective insulation' kit, I wondered how they could claim any R value. Reflective products require you to install / create a sealed air pocket on one side. This air gap provides almost all of the claimed R value; the reflective plastic provides almost no R value. So... you could not simply wrap a water heater with a reflective product and achieve good insulation. Home Depot sells two insulation products for water heaters that provide reliable R11 insulation: MD Building Products Model # 04689 Internet # 205129967 and Model # SP57/11C Home Depot Internet # 100139225 Store SKU # 417920. A tip: use foil HVAC tape to attach these products and seal the seams -- not silver fabric "duct" tape. See: Nashua Tape Model # 1207792 Home Depot Internet # 100030120 Store SKU # 915245 I hope this is helpful. Mark

50 gal electric tank

Asked by linda54 October 14, 2015
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My heater is a 50 gallon electric heater and the 40 gallon kit worked fine. Since heaters come in all sizes, measure you tank. The 40 gallon kit may fit. I covered the top and even had a piece left over.

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I'm reviewing the Reach Barrier Reflective Air water-heater insulation kit. This is so much bett...
I'm reviewing the Reach Barrier Reflective Air water-heater insulation kit. This is so much better than the old fiberglass type of insulation kits. I bought 2 kits. I put the first one on a 40 gallon electric water-heater. So simple and quick to install. There was more than enough reflective material to cover the heater completely. There was also enough tape to do the job. I felt the water-heater exterior before and a few times now after the install. Before the reflective barrier I could feel some warmth. Now when I feel the exterior it feels cold, like the basement. So it seems to me the product does the job. Well worth installing!
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We have a new construction home and wanted to put a new blanket on the water heater. Following the installation instructions when I got down to the last part of of the water heater I ran out of material. This is a standard 50 gallon heater and the box said it would do standard water heaters? I E-mailed the company to get there explanation and never received a response. For that reason I would not recommend it and gave it a poor "value". Good Luck.
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This is my first experience with a water heater cover....
This is my first experience with a water heater cover. As I have no basis for comparison, I am rating the product as good. I can tell that the water stays warm longer as it runs through the pipes, that is, I don't have to run water as long as I used to before the warm/hot water comes out. Also, the little room where the heater is installed is not as warm as it used to be, all the heat stays in the boiler. Made my day!
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Easy to install. Saves a lot of money!
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Put this on about a week ago. Water gets got faster than it used to. Had good coverage to complet...
Put this on about a week ago. Water gets got faster than it used to. Had good coverage to completely wrap my hot-water tank. Good product...
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Easy to install, looks and works great.
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Good and came with enough tape...
Good and came with enough tape
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