Did you know that your home water heater accounts for up to 18% of your total energy bill? Wouldn’t you like to save some money on it? If your answer is yes, then here are some of the best tips to help you save water on your home water heater.
1) Lower the Thermostat
Your home water heater most probably came from the factory set at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but that is more than what’s required. Instead of trying to balance your cold and hot water during showers, you can simply set the thermostat down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It is the typical temperature for most households in Edmonton.
2) Insulate the Tank
If you are using a tank water heater, you can save a lot of money by simply insulating the tank. Insulating the tank will keep the water hot for longer, preventing the water heater from starting frequently. If you are unsure how to insulate the tank, Capital Plumbing can help you—just give us a call.
Do note that if you are insulating the tank yourself, do not cover the thermostat, burner, vents, and the top and bottom of the tank.
3) Install Heat Traps
If you purchased your water heater recently, it probably already has a heat trap. But if your water heater is over ten years old, you should consider installing heat traps. These devices allow the flow of cold water into the tank while preventing the heater water from flowing from the unit. Contact us to know more about home water heater heat traps.
4) Repair Leaky Faucets
Did you know that a leaking faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water a year? So, if you find a leaking faucet, you should fix it as soon as possible—especially if it’s connected to the water heater. A leaking faucet connected to the heater wastes water and energy as it makes the water heater work harder.
5) Install a Timer
Traditional water heaters are always running, which is a massive waste of energy. Instead, you can keep your water heater from constantly running by installing a timer. It can save you hundreds of dollars every month.
6) Service Your Water Heater Regularly
One of the most effective ways to save money with your water heater is by having it services by us at least once a year. Servicing the water heater ensures that it is running efficiently without any hidden problems, which can save you a lot of money on energy bills and expensive repairs in the future.
Want to save money and energy with your water heater? Give us a call right now. We offer the best water heater solutions in the city.