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Water heater blanket

6% of members are saving with this action!

Save up to 1,000 kg / 2,200 lbs CO2 and up to $40 per year!

Water heater blankets are a cheap and effective way too reduce a significant amount of CO2 emissions and save money. They wrap around the heater to insulate and reduce heat loss, meaning less energy is required to maintain the water temperature. Blankets normally pay for themselves within the first year.

Benefits and costs

Annual CO2 Savings500 - 1,000 kg
1,100 - 2,200 lbs
Annual Cash Savings$20 - $40
Initial Cost$20 - $40
Time to pay for itself1.0 - 2.0 years
CO2 saved per year per initial dollar invested12.50 - 50.00 kg

* These value ranges were taken from many sources including product documentation, published reports, and the reference material linked here.

If everyone did this ...

If every household in the US did this, it could save a collective 132,000,000 tons of CO2 per year!

This would be equivalent to:

  • Taking 25,882,353 cars off the road for a year
  • Producing 9,924,812 tons of Beef

Visit How Much CO2 Is That? for more information.

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