It is aconstant struggle for most homeowners to keep energy costs down. In most homes here in Phoenix, the air conditioner is the most significant energy hog. After that, you have to look towards your major appliances. The dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, and water heater are all notorious for costing you big bucks on your monthly energy bill. In today’s blog, Parker & Sons is going to help you save energy and money with a few, simple water heater management tips.
Lower the Temperature
It takes A LOT of energy to raise the temperature of water. Yes, that hot shower in the morning feels amazing, but it costs you a pretty penny. If you are interested in saving money and lowering your energy use, consider lowering the temperature setting on your water heater. Start by bumping it down to 120 degrees. See how that feels for a few days. If you feel you can lower it further after that, go ahead!
Consider Time and Style
First, it should be clear that take a bath requires more water than taking a shower. As such, baths will have a more significant impact on your monthly energy bill. If you want to keep costs down, consider eliminating or minimizing the number of baths you take. You can also cut down on shower time. Make it a goal to keep your morning shower under ten minutes. You will start seeing the savings almost immediately.
Consider an Upgrade
If all else fails, you can consider upgrading your water heater to a more modern, energy efficient model. Water heater technology has improved in leaps and bounds in the last several years. You may want to look into revolutionary new tankless water heaters as well.
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