Although heating your water supply might not be as expensive as heating your entire home, it’s still a pricey part of your monthly bills. Every time you use hot water to shower, bathe, or wash dishes, it costs money to raise the water’s temperature. Luckily, there are a few ways you can save money on your water heater every month if you just keep up with your water heater maintenance.
Here are the top three ways to cut down on your hot water expenses:
Insulate Your Water Heater
Although most new water heaters come with a proper amount of insulation, many old water heaters aren’t as prepared to deal with the cold. Fortunately, it’s an easy fix: simply wrap an insulation blanket around the water tank to keep the water warm. That way, the heater won’t have to work as hard to provide your household with steaming hot water.
Fix Any Leaks in the Showers, Bathtubs, or Sinks
Every drop that escapes from your various faucets costs money. Even a seemingly harmless, slow leak can add up to hundreds of gallons wasted each year. Do yourself a favor and make sure that none of your faucets are wasting water (hot or cold) unnecessarily.
Drain the Sediment From Your Hot Water Tank
Over time, materials can build up in your hot water heater and cause the machine to work harder every time you request water. This makes you spend more because the water heater is using more energy. To prevent this from happening, clear out the sediment at the bottom of the heater at least twice a year.
If you really want to save big on your hot water expenses, consider turning to a professional company like Reichelt Plumbing. Their licensed plumbers service Northwest Indiana and South Cook County, Illinois, and can help you identify all the ways you can cut back on your water heating expenses. They can also help with any plumbing repairs, answer questions about your hot water heater, and prevent any water damage from occurring inside your home. To schedule an appointment or speak to a company representative, call (219) 322-4906 or visit https://www.reicheltplumbing.com/.