If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to save money in 2018, you're not alone. There are multiple ways to achieve yearly savings, and one area you shouldn't ignore is your hot water bill this winter. While there are many tips to keep your hot water bill low such as investing in energy efficient appliances and using cold water for laundry, here we look at the top 5 tips.
Have heat traps installed on your water heater
Newer models of water heaters already come with heat traps, but if you have an older water heater, enlist the professionals to install these. The primary purpose of a heat trap is to prevent heated water from flowing out of the tank while allowing cold water to flow into it. It's a cost-effective way to save ten, twenty, and even thirty dollars per month on your hot water bill.
Take shorter showers
While there is nothing like a long hot shower at the end of a busy day to unwind, taking shorter showers can help you keep your water bill low this winter. Have everyone in your home reduce shower time (even if by a minute or two), and you'll notice the savings on your energy bill.
Fix any plumbing leaks
Small plumbing leaks may be easy to ignore, but they can be costing you some serious money. Have a professional plumber fix those minor leaks, and you'll not only save money, but you'll stop wasting clean water.
Insulate your hot water tank and pipes
When your hot water tank is losing heat, you'll see your energy bill go up because it has to work harder to meet the household hot water demands. By insulating your hot water tank and pipes, you not only keep the water hot, but you also prevent pipes from bursting and heater repairs.
Have a water heater tune-up or replacement
Whether you have an older tank or you haven't had a professional water heater maintenance call in years, now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment. The experts will run a complete diagnostics to ensure everything is working in prime condition and make the proper repairs. If a new water heater is necessary, you can choose an energy efficient option to save money on future hot water bills.
Let the experts at SSI Plumbing help you keep your water bill low this winter! Call us at (703) 991-0909 or contact us online for a quick response.