Winter Water Heating Tips: 3 Tips for Saving Money on Water Heating Costs This Winter
With colder temperatures outside during the winter, this means that your water heater will have to work extra hard to heat up water for your bath, shower, or laundry needs. The colder the water is when it comes into your Vernon home, the more energy will have to be spent to warm it up. There are several ways you can reduce the cost of heating water this winter. They involve reducing standing heat loss and making sure that the heater is functioning to its full capacity.
Reduce Standing Heat Loss In The Water Heater
If you have a storage tank water heater, then hot water is constantly stored in a tank for use during the shower, bath, laundry or in cooking. If the water is not used right away, it cools down. This cooling process leads to standing heat loss. You cannot stop standing heat loss, but you can reduce it and this will save you money on water heating bills.
Invest in an insulation sleeve or wrap as much of your water heater as you can to reduce standing heat loss. The warmer your heater stays, the lower your heating bill will be, and the less heat it loses when the water is idle the lower your bill will be as well. If you are not sure which type of insulation or covering is right for your water heater, consider calling a professional plumber.
Insulate Pipes To Reduce Heat Loss
Water can lose some of its heat as it travels through a pipe. Insulate outdoor pipes that bring water to your home. This will reduce the amount of energy that is needed to heat them up in your heater. The result will be savings in your wallet. Insulating outdoor pipes will also help prevent them from freezing and bursting. Don't forget to insulate indoor plumbing as well if possible. The warmer your hot water pipes are, the less harder your water heater will have to work and the more money you will save on your water heating bill.
Take Care Of Your Water Heater And Save Money
A well taken care of water heater will run more efficiently and spend less energy heating water than a neglected, broken, or old one. Have a Vernon specialist perform an inspection or tuneup every now and then. Consider cleaning your water heater every once in a while. If your water heater is very old, consider getting a newer one that will use less energy.
Call Water Heater Medic at (860) 896-3342 today to find out more about geothermal and air source heat pumps for your Vernon home.