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How to Improve Water Heater Efficiency

Improve Your Water Heater Efficiency

Your water heater is one of the most frequently used appliances in your home (even if it doesn’t seem like it). It takes a lot of energy to heat a large tank of water, which is why we want to emphasize some common ways you can improve efficiency on your water heater.

Reduce the Temperature

You don’t really need water that burns your hand to the touch. If you can spare it, reduce your water heater temperature by a few degrees. This will reduce the amount of energy required to create hot water in the tank.

Upgrade to a Tankless Model

Tankless water heaters are becoming increasingly popular because they take up a fraction of the space that a standard heater does, and they’re more efficient. Instead of holding a tank of hot water ready for you, these units heat the water as you use it. This method reduces the energy waste associated with heating unused water in a tank.

Tankless models will save you money on your energy bills due to their improved efficiency, but they’ll also last years longer than a storage tank unit.

Cut Water Use

Water use isn’t the largest contributor to efficiency, as your water heater will work to keep a consistent temperature whether there’s water in the tank or not, it can still help cut down on costs.

If your water bills don’t seem to match your use, you may have a hidden leak somewhere in your home. Even a slow drip can raise your water use considerably.

Your Trusted Water Heater Resource

For all your water heater repair, maintenance, and installation needs, Integrated Plumbing Solutions is the best option in the Atlanta area to get the job done. Contact us today at (770) 343-7370 for reliable service from a team you can trust!