Simple Ways to Save on Water Heating Bills

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Energy consumption accounts for a good chunk of your monthly bills, and almost 20% of that energy comes from your water heater. Fortunately, besides getting prompt water heater repair in Murrieta, CA, there are simple ways you can reduce your energy usage and save money in the long run. Here are some smart tips from A.M. Plumbing & Rooter.

Upgrade Your Water Heater

Outdated traditional water heaters are no longer efficient and use more energy than their modern counterparts. If your old water heater is already nearing the end of its lifespan, it’s time to consider an upgrade.

We suggest getting a tankless water heater because it’s more energy-efficient. It only heats water on demand, unlike conventional units that continue to heat your stored water even when not in use. It

Install a Timer

If you still prefer using a tank-style water heater, you can reduce its energy consumption by installing a timer. This timer allows you to set a schedule for when to heat water. It will automatically turn off your heater’s heating elements when you’re not using it. Older water heater models don’t come with built-in timers, but you can seek professional water heater services to install a timer for you.

Insulate Your Pipes

Insulating the tank and pipes is an easy and inexpensive way to improve the efficiency of your hot water heater. It minimizes heat loss as water travels through the pipes and reaches your faucets. This drives your energy consumption down and your cost savings up.

Keep an Eye on the Thermostat

Many water heaters are set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit or higher by default. However, not only does this waste energy, but it also puts you at risk of scalding. That said, experts recommend adjusting your thermostat to 120 degrees. For every 10-degree reduction, you can save up to 5% on your heating bills.

Whether you need premium quality water heater installation or repair, look no further than A.M. Plumbing & Rooter. Contact us today to benefit from our reliable and cost-effective heating solutions.

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