How to Save Money on Your Water Heating Bill?
Water Heater Energy Saving Tips
Every season of the year brings in different challenges. Now that the cold days are approaching, we should start thinking about how to save money on our water heating bills. During fall and winter, we are tempted to use hot water for almost everything we do, without knowing that this accounts for about 18% of your total energy bill. You can save on hot water by following some easy steps.
Drain the Sediment
Sediment trapped at the bottom of your tank will reduce its efficiency. Draining the tank will keep it running at its best.
To prevent heat loss through the water heater pipes, you can insulate them. In turn, insulation will help you save on energy bills.
Lower the Thermostat
For every ten degrees you turn the thermostat down, you will cut off 3% to 5% from your bill. As a general rule of thumb, you can set your heater no higher than 120º to save energy and prevent scalding.
Use Cold Water
Certain tasks do not require hot water, like when shaving or doing dishes. So, turn the hot water off and enjoy the savings!
Leaks are never good news. These imperfections will only make your heating devices consume more power as they will have to work harder to heat water. Just one drip per second wastes as much as two hundred gallons of water a year.
Consider Buying a New Water Heater
If your water heater is more than 15 years old, chances are its technology is not energy efficient.
If you are ready to buy a new water heater, there are many different options available to you, including tankless water heating. At Quinnair, we offer the best brands of HVAC equipment in Colorado. Please visit our website to learn more about the heating options for your home.