Ever wish that your water heater performed as if it were brand new? If your water heater is under twenty years old, it still can! Water heaters that are over that age limit should be replaced, and in that case, you will actually have a water heater that performs as if it were brand new because it will be! However, if you have noticed that your water heater is dwindling before it should be, here are some efficiency tips that will increase your water heating success:
Here are the tips that will lead to an efficient and effective water heater:
Lower The Temperature On Your Water Heater
Set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit! This will not only optimize your heating but will also protect your family from chances of scalding. Water set above this temperature can burn those that bathe in it. This temperature is additionally proven to elicit manageable utility costs. The rule of thumb goes: for every ten degrees you lower your water heater thermostat, you save up to five percent on your water heating costs!
Insulate Your Storage Tank
Heat loss is unavoidable if you have a traditional, storage-tank water heater. Yet, you can mitigate some of this loss by insulating your tank! Reduce standby heat loss by 25% by insulating your unit—just remember to keep the thermostat burner, and the top and bottom of your appliance exposed to avoid fire risks!
If you wish to eliminate heat loss altogether, switching to a tankless water heater will be your best move. Contact your local plumbing experts for more information on these updated systems.
Clean Your System
Mineral build-up can occur within your storage tank system, causing decreased heating function. If you have not had your water heater flushed and cleaned this year—schedule your annual maintenance as soon as possible! A well-maintained system is a highly effective and efficient one! Otherwise, you will suffer from an inadequate hot water supply and high utility costs.
For your water heater services, contact Pro Energy Solutions at (800) 704-7340! We are here to ensure your holiday season is not interrupted by a malfunctioning system. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you are experiencing insufficient hot water.