While repairing water heaters in Panama City, we often encounter consumers looking for ways to cut back on water heater usage to save money. It’s a question most water heater owners want to have answered. Here are a few tips that can have you on your way to using your water heater less and having more cash-flow each month:
- Set measures in place to use less water:
This may be easier than you think. You can use less water by installing shower heads with flow rates designed to save water. The less water you use, the less water will need to be constantly heated.
- Take showers instead of baths:
Baths use a lot more water than showers do. Plus, there’s always the temptation to heat the water up and stay longer when you’re in the tub.
- Reduce the temperature of your water:
Most people have their water heater temperature set quite hot. Yet, it is not necessary to have it so high. Lower the temperature slightly and you could notice a decrease in your heating costs.
- Insulate your tank to lose less heat:
However, be careful to note what type of water heater you are using first. Do not cover the thermostat if it is an electric heater. Natural gas or oil water heaters need to have the thermostat, top, bottom, and burner kept free from any covering.
- Quit washing your laundry in hot water unless you have to:
Today most items do not have to be washed in hot water. When you are doing your laundry, consider using the cold water setting to save on water heating costs.
These are just a few tips from the Hot Water Now team.
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