How to Improve Your Water Heater Efficiency

How to Improve Your Water Heater Efficiency

Now that fall has arrived, the temperatures have descended, and the fuzzy blankets have made their way back onto your beds and couches, you might want to be thinking about your home’s water heater service in Sun City, AZ. Of course, water heater services are different from home to home. This is why our professionals are here to help you discover what your individual home needs. We know that service isn’t one size fits all so we always take a direct and specific approach. 

If you’d like to improve your home’s water heater efficiency, then you’ve come to the right blog. We can help you make sure your water heater stays in top shape so you get quality performance from it all winter long. 

Tips to Improve Your Water Heater Efficiency This Winter

These are a few tips you can try to improve your water heater’s efficiency. 

Flush or Maintain Your Water Heater

The first step you need to take is flushing or maintaining your home’s water heater. If you have a traditional tank water heater, then you need to flush the system. Most water heater systems build up sediment, and it affects the way your water heater runs. Flushing this system regularly will give your system the foundation to run in the most efficient manner. If you have a tankless water heater, you’re also going to need maintenance. Tankless water heaters don’t need to be flushed, but they do need to be looked at by a professional.

Choose an Appropriate Temperature

Is your water heater set to the appropriate temperature? It’s important that you check in and make sure this is the case. Sometimes your water heater’s default setting can be too low. Other times, you or a service provider might have turned up the temperature too higher. In reality, your water heater’s thermostat setting doesn’t need to be above 130°F. If yours is above this, we’d consider turning it down.

Consider an Upgrade When Necessary

If you have an older water heater, improving your water heater efficiency might be a matter of replacement rather than repair. This doesn’t have to be a chore, nor does it have to be a burden on your wallet. What you pay initially can be recouped in how much money you’ll save in energy costs with a new, efficient system. Don’t count this out. We’re prepared to make the transition easy. 

Put Your Water Heater in an Appropriate Place

It’s important to put your water heater in the most appropriate spot to perform. Is the area around your water heater clear? Correct water heater placement is more important than anything else. You need to give your water heater a little space so that it can work. If it’s cramped up in a spot in your home surrounded by boxes and other things that you want to keep out of your main living area, then you should move these things away. It’s a subtle difference but it can actually help your water heater perform better.

Contact The Trusted Plumber to schedule an appointment with our professionals. 

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