How to Improve Your Water Heater's Efficiency

If you could save yourself money around your home, wouldn’t you want to? An easy way to save money is by increasing your water heater’s efficiency since water and energy are usually the two biggest costs on your utility bills each month. And lucky for you, we’re going to tell you a few easy ways you can do just that.

Turn Down Your Thermostat

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends having your water heater set to 120°, even though most units come preset at 140°. By turning your unit’s temperature down those 20°, you can save 6-10% in your water heater’s energy consumption.

Keep Up with Maintenance

Water heater maintenance is probably not at the top of your to-do list, but it should start making its way up. Regular maintenance can help detect problems before they become worse and keep your unit running smoothly and efficiently, saving you money in the long run.

Drain Your Tanks of Sediment

Over time, sediment can build up in your water heater’s tank and make it harder for heat to transfer from your unit’s burners to the water inside the tank. Since this makes your unit work harder, drain a few gallons of water from the bottom of your tank a few times each year to keep it running efficiently.

If you need help with your water heater, call Air Treatment Company. Our water heater replacement and repair experts will help you determine the best solution for your home and family. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at(703) 270-0881.

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