Water Heater Tips: How To Save Energy and Money

How much is your water heater costing you each year? Even if you don’t know the exact number, we can bet it’s more than you’d like to be paying. While upgrading to a more energy efficient model can reduce costs, we understand that you may not be ready right away. So here are a few things you can do to start saving today:

Insulate The Tank

In most cases, even when your water heater is not being used it’s still storing hot water. Chances are, that stored water is cooling off as it sits which means your water heater has to kick back on to heat the water constantly. You can purchase a blanket or jacket for your water heater that can reduce heat loss by 25% to 50%.

Use Less Hot Water

Do you crave hot, steamy showers? Do you wash your dishes with the water on the warmest temperature? Whether you realize it or not, these tasks are costing you. Lower the temperature a few degrees to cut down on the hot water demand in your home.

Insulate The Pipes

Insulated hot water pipes have the ability to raise the water temperature at your showerhead or faucet by 2 to 4 degrees on the same setting compared with pipes that are not insulated. Don’t want to go around insulating all of the hot water pipes throughout the entire house? Don’t worry, you only need to do the first 5 to 10 feet from the water heater.

Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains is Minnesota’s premier plumbing company, priding itself with over 35 years of combined industry experience. Dean’s plumbing and heating specialists have the knowledge you need to handle all of your service needs. From installation to repair, Dean’s crew of professional Minneapolis plumbers can do it all. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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