Our Alhambra plumbing contractors are well aware of the economic situation in our country. This is why we've put together a guide on how to save money on your water heating bill every month. If you own a storage style water heater there are several things you can do to make it run efficiently. By using all of the following tips it is possible to improve water heater efficiency over 77%.
Check your Thermostat. A faulty thermostat may result in the tank cycling through various temperatures instead of maintaining a constant one. It might also result in dangerous over-heating that can cause a tank to explode. If you suspect that the thermostat is bad, call one of our Alhambra plumbing contractors to repair or replace it today.
Insulating your hot water pipes significantly reduces the amount of heat loss as hot water travels from the water heater to the tap. By insulating the pipe all the way along its route to the tap you can turn the temperature down on the water heater and maintain the temperature output at the tap. For every degree the heater is lowered this is about a 7% energy savings.
If you have a water heater that is over 10 years old it probably isn't well insulated. Adding an insulated cover to an older storage style tank can prevent up to 45% of radiant heat loss. Placing a rigid insulation board beneath the tank can result in another 25% savings.
If you have more questions about way to save money on your water heating bill, call our Alhambra plumbing contractors today!