How to Increase Your Water Heater Efficiency

Repairman Inspecting Water HeaterWhen it comes to water heaters, efficiency can be the difference between a regular bill and huge heating costs. An inefficient water heater will drain your cash and impact the environment negatively. The good news is that you can boost the efficiency of your commercial or domestic water heater.

According to the figures released by the Australian Department of Energy, water heating accounts for about 25% of a household energy use. There are only two ways to reduce water heating costs: to heat less water or boost the efficiency of water heating systems. Whether you are using an electrical or gas central heating system, these tips will help boost efficiency.

Remove sediments

Clean your water heater to remove sediments and impurities that may be affecting the boiling process. To remove residue, turn off the cold water valve, place a bucket beneath, and turn on the hot water valve. Wait for the tank to lose pressure before removing sediment. This process can be complicated and is, therefore, best done by a professional.

Install efficient faucets and showers

Showers and leaking faucets account for a huge percentage of water loss in homes. Install a low flow showerhead to reduce water output in the shower. You should also conduct regular checks on faucets to ensure that they are in a good working condition. You should also fix or replace any leaking pipes and faucets.

Insulate water pipes

Pipes have a responsibility to transport water from the tank to the shower and faucets. If they aren’t appropriately insulated, showers can lead to loss of heat. Make sure to insulate pipes and water heater tanks to keep water warm, resulting in more heated showers and low bills.

Heating expenses make up a large part of your expenditures on utilities. However, these large heating bills may be as a result of an inefficient water heater. Taking that extra step to make your water heater more efficiency could leave you with more money after paying your bills.