Using hot water in your home can get pricey – especially if your hot water heater isn’t working properly or efficiently. By following these simple steps in your home, you can help cut costs:
Use Less Water
This is the most obvious way to save money. People use a great amount hot water when they shower. By tweaking your shower habits a little, you can save a good amount of money. Try taking warm showers instead of cranking the heat all the time. You can also use cold water to wash your clothes. Not only does it help to preserve your clothing so they last longer – it cleans just as well as hot water!
Turn Down the Temperature
Your hot water stays the same temperature 24/7. That means that the water is constantly hot and ready to be delivered to you through your pipes. As you can probably imagine, this requires a lot of energy. By turning down the set temperature on your water heater, you can save. This cuts energy usage drastically and can help you save on your utilities. If you’re unsure about how to go about setting the temperature, as a professional for assistance.
Switch it Off When You’re Gone
If you’re going on a trip or you know that you will be away from your home for a lengthy period of time, its perfectly find to switch off your water heater. Most models only take an hour to reheat after cooling completely, so be sure to give it time before hopping into the shower. If you’re not around to use the hot water, why should it have to stay hot?
Your tank should be insulated! Any tank that isn’t can suffer massive heat loss which is a major waste of energy. Insulation is inexpensive and can save you on your utilities. Try touching your tank – if it’s warm to the touch it means you’re losing heat.
Set a Timer
Programmable timers on electric models can shut the heat off when you don’t need it. You don’t need hot water while you’re asleep in bed or away at work for the day. Again, it’s important to remember that it does take a while to heat back up. Just be sure that your timing is thought out and you won’t even notice that its off!
Invest in a Newer Model
Most hot water heaters have a lifespan of 8-12 years. With the modern technology of the past few years, it’s almost guaranteed that your older model is outdated. It may seem like it’s working perfectly, but all models lose efficiency as they age. An inefficient machine requires more energy to operate, which can put a dent in your wallet when its time to pay your utilities. Investing in a new machine will save you money in the long run, so call Flatley’s if you have any questions about selecting a replacement.
Switch to Tankless!
This is the best way to save money in water heating – by far! a tankless water heater only provides hot water when its needed. This means that there’s no storage tank and all your hot water is on demand. The best part of all is that there isn’t any wasted water sitting inside of your tank! Flatley’s trained and insured professionals can install a tankless hot water in your home with ease. These models are typically much smaller than heaters with tanks, and can even be mounted on a wall in your home or business. Different systems are also available to meet the different water heating needs of specific properties as well.
Through 7/31/2018, we are offering $50 off of tankless water heater installation! So, what are you waiting for? Call Flatley’s today to schedule your tankless hot water heater today!