You know that if you have a cold winter, it will cost more to heat your home. If you have done all you can to reduce the costs of home heating and your utility bill is still higher than you think it should be, it may be due to your hot water heater. Energy officials will tell you that heating water for your home accounts for about 18% of your total power bill. Making some changes can save you money. You may even need to ditch your old tank and opt for new water heater installation in Langley.
Here are some other things to try:
- Reduce the temperature of the thermostat. You will still have hot water just not at as high of a temperature.
- Check all faucets for leaks and make repairs as needed.
- Install low-flow showerheads and faucets if yours were made before 1992.
- Be more mindful of your hot water use.
- Have your plumber inspect your tank and drain it to get rid of sediment that causes the heater to work harder than it has to.
- Have a timer put on your tank. You can program it to be off when you’re not using it.
- Let a pro wrap your pipes and your older water heater to insulate them.
- Ask your plumber about installing a hot water heat trap to keep hot water from escaping.
- Invest in a tankless water heater.
- Buy a newer, more efficient water heater.
Consult with the professional plumbers at High Mark Plumbing about the best ways to save money and increase the efficiency of your current water tank. They can advise you about the above suggestions and take care of new water heater installation in Langley if you decide to go that route. Call (604) 678-1650 today to schedule your next service!