Tips to Increase Water Heater Energy Efficiency

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Salem Oregon

Not too many of our customers at Water Heater Repair Salem Oregon do not want to be as energy reliable as possible with all of their residence costs, including their water heating expense. So, we chose to put together a list of things that will certainly help house owners do just that.Water Heater Repair Salem Oregon

energysavers.gov estimates that 14-25 % of a home’s energy use is from heating water, and it also makes up part of the electric expenses too. The following tips will make take full advantage of ones water heater’s efficiency.

  • Depending upon the amount and frequency of the requirement for hot water, a tankless water heater may be a good investment come time to have a water heater replacement. They are more expensive than conventional storage tank water heaters, however over the lifetime of the system can be more cost effective. Not to mention the prospective energy cost savings of running the tankless water heater.
  • If the temperature of the heater is set above 120 degrees, lowering it can save some energy use too.
  • If one is fortunate enough to be building a brand-new house or doing a remodel, try to locate the water heater as close the location of the house that will make use of the most hot water. Water heat lost while traveling through the water pipes will certainly be lessened.
  • A solar water heater could be an excellent investment too, and not as dependent upon the area of the nation one resides in as many people would think. Heck, one can even make one with the quantity of information online, however as plumbing technicians ourselves, we would love to assist.
  • Insulate, insulate and insulate even more. All exposed pipes, not just the hot water ones, need to be wrapped with insulation. One can consider making use of a water heater jacket or blanket in the cold weather season to help keeping the heat inside the storage tank. New tank water heaters are made well with a nice insulation value, but every bit will certainly help.
  • This may be tough to do (at least I understand it would be in my home with numerous women) however take shorter showers.
  • When changing a water heater, make certain it is the appropriate size for the quantity of water that will be utilized usually. Many times we see that house owners have too big of a water heater, which increases the quantity of energy required to heat up the water … and water that will certainly not be made use of.

Salem water heaters are fairly repair free however a yearly evaluation and some minor maintenance will certainly help extend its life expectancy and save cash with it performing at maximum efficiency. Give us a call to arrange an annual check.  Check out our Salem Water Heater FAQ’s too.