Learn How Water Heater Maintenance Can Help You Save Money
Your water heater is probably one of the most used appliances in your home. It is also one of the most energy consuming appliances. There are, however, ways that you can reduce your energy consumption to reduce your bills without having to give u the comforts of hot water. 1. Upgrade to a new water heater. There are many new water heaters on the market today that are Energy Star rated for efficiency. These water heaters often reduce your bill by 10 percent or more. As an added bonus, many electric or gas companies will give rebates to home owners who have these energy efficient water heaters installed which reduces the cost of changing the appliance. 2. Verify capacity. If you have a family of five, you need to have a water heater that can accommodate five or six people. Smaller water heaters have to work twice-as-hard to keep up with demand if they do not produce enough hot water for the family. Having the right size water heater will reduce energy use. 3. Check for leaks. Have a professional check your appliance and the plumbing connecting the device for leaks. Small leaks can cause the water heater to continue to run because it has to keep refilling. Leaks can also allow air into the appliance and cause it to work improperly. 4. Have low flow shower heads installed. Low flow shower heads provide the same cleaning power as the older versions but without the excess water. By reducing the amount of water you use, you not only reduce your power consumption, you also reduce your water use and bill. 5. Have your water heater leaned and serviced. The Department of Energy recommends that you have your water heater cleaned a minimum of once a year to reduce energy costs. Over time, sediment will build in your tank and cause t to work harder to heat the water. By having the tank drained and cleaned at least once a year you extend the life of the product and you reduce your energy consumption. Looking for water heater services in the Chandler area? Call (480) 726-1600 today for quick and effective services from ABC Plumbing and Rooter professionals.