How to Save on Water Heating Bills

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Water heating accounts for a significant portion of your home’s energy usage and can add up quickly if not properly managed. The good news is that there are simple ways to cut water heating costs and save money in the long run. Linn Benton Plumbing, your trusted hot water heater expert, shares helpful tips and tricks:

Lower the Thermostat

Many manufacturers set water heaters to 140 degrees Fahrenheit by default, but the U.S. Department of Energy recommends adjusting the thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. For every 10 degrees you turn down the thermostat, you can save up to 5% on your energy bill. Furthermore, it slows down mineral buildup in your unit, reducing the need for water heater repair in Lebanon, OR.

Install Low-Flow Fixtures

Low-flow faucets and showerheads use less water. As a result, they reduce the water that needs to be warmed up, saving you money on water heater services. If you are unsure how to choose the best low-flow fixtures for your needs, the experts from Linn Benton Plumbing can help.

Switch to a Tankless Water Heater

When it’s time to replace your broken hot water heater, we recommend investing in a tankless unit. Instead of heating and storing water in a large tank, it only warms up water when you need it. Since it doesn’t work round the clock, you can expect a big difference in your energy bills over time.

Insulate the Tank and Pipes

Water heaters lose heat through their walls, leading to wasted energy and higher bills. A quick and inexpensive way to fix this problem is by insulating the tank and the pipes. This minimizes heat loss, improving the efficiency of your water heater installation.

Linn Benton Plumbing is here to help you improve the efficiency of your water heater and reduce energy costs. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

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