When it comes to limiting energy costs, few people look to their water heaters. There are several ways that you can cut down on the cost of heating your home’s water, and we’ve compiled our favorite tips. Keep reading to learn more!
Turn Down The Thermostat
Most water heaters come pre-set to a temperature of 140ºF, which is far too high and can lead to severe water burns. Experts from the Department of Energy recommend lowering your water tank's thermostat to 120ºF. This temperature will suit all of your needs, and can easily save you $500 a year in energy costs.
Flush Your Tank
It's a good idea to flush your water heater annually. Most parts of the country have hard water that allows for the accumulation of sediment in your tank which can lead to rust, uneven heating, and premature water heater failure.
Flushing the tank is relatively simple and something you could do yourself, however, if you require additional assistance, contact our team for help!
Insulate Your Pipes
Once the water heater has generated hot water, the water then has to travel through pipes and supply lines before making it to the faucet, dishwasher, or showerhead. Throughout this time, the water typically cools down a few degrees because of heat loss. In order to prevent this from happening, add insulation to your home’s water lines. Insulation will help to keep the water at the desired temperature, and will lower your energy and water bills over time.
Implementing just one of these tips will save you energy and money, but implementing all of them will get you results right away! Contact our team at Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air through our website or by giving us a call (662) 269-0851 for more information!