Installing a Water Heater Blanket
Things You'll Need:
Step 1 - For an electric water heater, cut holes in the fiberglass blanket for the heater element covers. Use tape to secure it on the sides and top of the heater.
See important information under warnings for water heater blanket installation for gas water heaters below.
Step 2 - Insulate the pipes with the preformed insulation sleeves, particularly the first three feet extending from the water heater.
Step 3 - Heat loss also occurs through the convective flow of hot water into the pipes. Install the heat trap of your choice to stop this flow and to prevent excessive heat loss.
Tips & Warnings
Contact Michaels Plumbing Service to have your water heater blanket professionally installed. Call the plumbing professionals at Michaels Plumbing Service (770) 592-0081 or online for service.
Published with permission - this article was originally published on November 20, 2009 under the byline Katrina Derrico at eHow.com - http://www.ehow.com/how_5586579_install-water-heater-blanket.html
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