Saving energy saves money. It’s as simple as that. With a long, cold winter looming for many, cutting energy costs is gaining new significance. So is prolonging the life of your appliances. These are a few quick and easy steps you can take to lighten the load on your water heater.
TURN THE TEMPERATURE DOWN
Turning the thermostat on your water heater down by one or two degrees can make a huge difference in the strain on the water heater and the costs for keeping your water warm.
CONSERVE WATER IN GENERAL
Turn off the water when you’re not actively using it. This holds true for rinsing dishes and fruits, as well as when taking showers. Turn the water on to get wet, turn it off to soap up, then back on to rinse off. Those extra minutes can conserve gallons of hot water.
INSULATE THE TANK AND PIPES
This will help keep the water inside nice and warm longer. This reduces the number of times the heat needs to kick on throughout the day.
INSTALL A HOT WATER DISPENSER
Hot water dispensers come with their own tanks. These smaller tanks are easier and faster to heat and require less energy. The added benefit is that they provide hot water on demand for things like instant oatmeal, hot cocoa, and other wintertime necessities.
Small steps like these can extend the life of your hot water heater while keeping your energy costs down this winter. For more tips on how you can save energy and money, contact the pros at Hammond Services.