Most modern water heaters are built in a way to be energy efficient. But if your water heater is a slightly older model, then you might have to take certain steps to have an energy efficient water heater. The main benefit of having an energy efficient water heater is that you have reduced power and water bills. And this is your baby step towards energy conservation. So what are you waiting for?
Let’s take a look at some steps to make your water heater energy efficient.
Insulate Exposed Pipes
The first step towards making your water heater energy efficient is to insulate all the exposed pipes around it. The pipes right above your water heater are the usual culprits of energy loss. This is the place where the majority of the energy is lost. The reason behind this is that hot water automatically goes upwards just like hot air.
Get Rid Of Sediments In Your Water Heater
Over a period of time sediments get accumulated at the bottom of your water heater. This increases the time taken for your tank to heat the water. So your heater has to work for a longer period of time to raise the temperature of water. This reduces the efficiency of your water heater. You can avoid this by draining a gallon of hot water your water heater once in every six months.
Turn Down Your Tank’s Temperature To 120 Degrees
For every 10 degrees you turn down you end up saving 3-5% on your bill. Most water heater installers recommend that you turn down your hot water tank’s temperature to 120 degrees. This is the optimum temperature for your heater which is high enough for your needs. By doing this you also reduce mineral build-up in your tanks and pipes.
Insulate Your Water Heater
Considering the fact that temperatures in Edmonton can go really low at certain times during the year there are chances that your water heater can lose out on some energy due to the external weather. It is for this reason that you should insulate your water heater. Newer water heater models are usually insulated to protect any kind of heat loss while in use. But if you have an old model, then you might have to get an insulating blanket to reduce energy loss. You can save a considerable amount on your power bill by getting your water heater insulated.
If you need to know more making your water heater energy efficient, then you can get in touch with our experts at hot water tanks Edmonton. Our expertise lies in installing, repairing and maintaining hot water tanks.
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