Water Heater Energy Efficiency Tips

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Philadelphia | 0 comments

Few of our customers at Water Heater Repair Philadelphia do not want to be as energy effective as possible with all of their residence expenditures, including their water heating expense. So, we chose to put together a list of things that will certainly make homeowners do just that.Water Heater Repair Philadelphia

energysavers.gov estimates that 14-25 % of a house’s energy use is from heating water, and it also comprises some of the electric bill too. The following suggestions will certainly make make best use of ones water heater’s efficiency.

  • Depending upon the quantity and frequency of the need for hot water, a tankless water heater might be a good investment come time to have a water heater replacement. They are more pricey than traditional storage tank water heaters, however over the lifetime of the system can be more cost effective. Not to mention the potential energy savings of running the tankless water heater.
  • If the temperature of the heater is set above 120 degrees, lowering it can save some energy usage too.
  • If one is lucky enough to be constructing a new home or doing a remodel, try to position the water heater as close the area of the home that will certainly utilize the most hot water. Water heat lost while flowing through the water pipes will certainly be lessened.
  • A solar water heater could be a good investment too, and not as dependent upon the area of the country one lives in as most people would believe. Heck, one can even make one with the quantity of details online, though as plumbing technicians ourselves, we would love to assist.
  • Insulate, insulate and insulate some more. All uncovered water pipes, not only the hot water ones, need to be wrapped with insulation. One can consider utilizing a water heater jacket or blanket in the winter period to assist keep the heat inside the storage tank. New tank water heaters are made well with a nice insulation value, but every bit will certainly help.
  • This could be difficult to do (at least I know it would be in my house with several women) but take much shorter showers.
  • When replacing a water heater, see to it it is the proper size for the quantity of water that will be made use of typically. Often times we see that house owners have too big of a water heater, which raises the quantity of energy needed to heat up the water … and water that will not be made use of.

Philadelphia water heaters are fairly repair free but a yearly examination and some small maintenance will certainly help lengthen its life expectancy and save cash with it performing at optimal performance. Give us a call to schedule an annual check.