Ways To Save Money With A Water Heater
For some reason many Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Mishawaka, IN homeowners spend very little time thinking about their water heater. Masters Heating & Cooling understands why it happens because water heaters do the job in very undramatic fashion. Here is the problem with that: In nearly every home hot water is the 2nd leading user of energy behind only heating & cooling. Ignoring your water heater could mean you are also ignoring ways to save money.
Ways To Cut Hot Water Costs
Here are just a few money-saving tips and most of them are easy to do.
Confirm Your Thermostat Setting
Make sure the water heater temperature isn’t set too high (130°F or higher) in your Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood, or Mishawaka, IN house. When the temperature is too high you are wasting energy and increasing the danger of scalding. Typically, 120°F to 125°F will work just fine.
Determine If You Have Adequate Insulation
Since about 2015 water heaters are manufactured with adequate insulation, but make sure that’s the case with yours…especially if it’s older. If you do wrap your water heater with an insulating blanket, make sure it does not cover the thermostat or the top and bottom of the tank.
Use Cold Water Whenever Possible
Most laundry loads do not require hot water, especially during the rinse cycle. The same is true for brushing your teeth and washing your hands. You might be surprised how much this will cut your utility bills each month.
Don’t Ignore Leaky Faucets
That drip, drip, drip is much more than a minor nuisance. Not only does it waste a lot of water, but if it’s a hot water faucet, you’re also wasting energy.
Drain & Flush
Your water heater tank should be drained & flushed every year. This removes sediment that can lower the efficiency of the unit. If you’re not comfortable doing this yourself just call Masters for professional help.
Add A Timer
Most water heaters are running all the time. Installing a timer to turn off your water heater at night helps conserve energy and could add years to the life of the water heater.
Consider A Replacement
If your water heater is more than 10 years old, chances are it’s inefficient and a new model could save you money every month. Also, an old water heater is more prone to damaging water leaks.
Ignorance Is Not Bliss
Masters Heating & Cooling urges you to stop ignoring your water heater. It’s the first step to saving money every month by cutting the hot water costs in your Fort Wayne, Decatur, Angola, Indianapolis, Greenwood, or Mishawaka, IN home. For more great information be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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