Hot water is something that you use in your home on a daily basis for cooking, cleaning, bathing and laundry. In order for your water heater to be ready to provide you water when you need it, the tank has to run throughout the day to maintain the water at the desired temperature. This can consume a lot of energy, so taking a number of simple steps that can help you save hot water will also help you save on your monthly bills.
- Installing faucets or shower heads that have a low water flow can help you from wasting water and literally watching it go down the drain.
- Leaky faucets should be repaired as soon as they are noticed. A simple, steady leak can waste gallons of water in a very small amount of time.
- The recommended temperature setting for your water heater is 120 degrees. If you can turn it down to minimize the amount of energy your unit consumes, you’ll save even more money.
- Purchase a hot water tank “jacket” or cover that is designed to provide an extra barrier of insulation to your heater. Make sure it is installed properly so you do not cover up necessary parts that could put your tank in a dangerous situation.
- Adding insulation to the first six feet or so of pipes that run to and from your water heater can provide energy savings.
- If it is time to invest in a new washing machine or dishwasher, consider purchasing and Energy Star model that is designed to minimize water waste.
Contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbingfor more information on saving hot water in just a few simple steps.
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