It’s summertime, and hot water is probably the absolute last thing on your mind. However, with a few minor tweaks to your water heater, you can save money this season and year-round. Let’s take a look:
Change the temperature. According to the US Department of Energy, turning your water heater’s temperature down to 120 degrees will help you save energy. Savings are based on two different components:
- Decreased standby losses
- Reduced consumption
“Set too high, or at 140ºF, your water heater can waste anywhere from $36 to $61 annually in standby heat losses and more than $400 in demand losses,” advises the Department of Energy.
Add insulation. If you’re worried about the heat being lost, ask us about installing a water heater jacket or blanket. This probably isn’t the ideal do-it-yourself (DIY) project, as you have to be careful about what the insulation covers.
Upgrade to an energy-efficient model. Is your water heater more than 10 years old? Today’s water heaters are more efficient than ever. Contact Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for tips on the “greenest” water heaters on the market.
To get in touch with one of our expert plumbing technicians, dial (317) 434-2627 today. We service the entire Indianapolis area, including Carmel, Noblesville and Fishers, IN. Don’t forget to visit Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more tips!