Have you ever thought about how much you use hot water in your home? Every time you wash your dishes, take a shower, or throw a load of laundry in the washer, you’re using hot water. You may not think about it, but the more hot water you use, the more it will show in your utilities. If you have an old, outdated hot water heater, it can cause your bill to skyrocket. Here are a few tips to help you save money while using your water heater:
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 Appropriate
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!
Switch to Tankless With Rebmann!
Most water heaters with tanks work well, but in reality, their design is antiquated. A tankless model is the newest, most effective technology in the world of water heating that give you the following benefits:
- They provide an endless supply of hot water
- They provide cleaner water than conventional tank heaters
- Less likely to leak than conventional tank heaters
- Less wasted energy and higher efficiency
- Manufacturer’s warranty of 12 years
- Lifespan of over 20 years
Here at Rebmann, we want you to be comfortable in your home and have access to hot water when you need it. To learn more about tankless water heaters, or to have one installed into your home today, give us a call. We’ve got you covered!