Boosting the Efficiency of Your Hot Water System

Plumber checking the water heating systemQuality is important when you are looking to buy a new hot water system. The way you shop, how much research you do, and the final decisions matter a lot.

Of course, you don’t want to buy one and replace it only after a month. However, your water heater’s service life greatly depends on the type of care and maintenance you give to it. All Hours Plumbing and HVAC, home of experienced plumbers in Park City, shares some of the smartest ways to keep your system performing at its best:

Reduce the temperatures

The good thing with modern water heaters is that you can always adjust the temperature of the water in the tank by some degrees. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t know this, and they end up paying expensively on energy bills. Of course, you want to set the temperatures high to kill all the bacteria on the water. Well, you don’t need to raise the temperatures to the maximum. The manual provides conditions at which bacteria cannot survive. That is why you must read and understand it so that you can maximize energy savings.

Insulate your tank

Whether it’s during the winter or summer, the temperatures of the air surrounding your hot water tank are usually cooler than the water. This means some heat from the tank is gradually lost and more energy is needed to heat your water to desired temperatures. Fortunately, applying specialized insulation ensures that the heat is confined and high-energy demands by your heater are minimized.

Consider a tankless heating system

A tankless water heater is usually a good option, especially for a homeowner whose desire is to save energy. When you hire a plumber to regularly service it, you won’t need a reservoir to heat and maintain the temperatures therein at all times. The water is only heated when the need arises. This way, not only do you cut back on energy costs but also boost your heater’s service life.

With economic times getting tougher and harder to cope, it’s important to learn how to cut down unnecessary expenses as much as you can, more so on recurrent bills such as water and energy costs.

Posted on by Ann Klatt in Hot Spots

About Ann Klatt

Ann's love for discovering new things has led her to different parts of the world. Though she is now based in Miami and works as interior designer, she still finds time to travel and experience new culture.

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