No doubt about it, hot water systems are energy hogs. From showering to washing the dishes, you use a lot of hot water every day, and the water heating bill can run quite high, especially in bigger households.
The good news is that there is indeed plenty you can do to save on how much energy and by, translation, money, you have to spend every month on your home and business' hot water systems. Top among these include the following.
Insulate. Insulate. Insulate
You can save so much if you ensure that the different parts of your hot water systems are well insulated. This includes the water heater itself, as well as the piping network connected to the heater unit. Insulation conserves heat, preventing its loss through the walls of the heater and pipes. Your system will therefore not have to work as hard to reheat the water.
If your system components are already insulated, you may want to check on the integrity of this insulation. Repair any problems with the insulation or replace as need be as soon as possible.
The thing about leaks is that they really do add up, which is why you shouldn't ignore any seemingly small leakages. A leaky water heater or a leaky plumbing fixture such as a faucet can mean trouble for your hot water systems. A drip here, a drip there, and so much of your hot water may only end up in the drain.
It is also worth noting that apart from the energy wastage, these leaks can cause property damage. As such, ensure that you regularly inspect your system and fix any found leaks found without delay.
Time for a Replacement
Hot water systems with energy-star rated heaters are the most energy-efficient. There being so many options in the market can be overwhelming, which is why you may want to get an expert's opinion to help you select the right one for your home or business.
Replacing what you have with one such heater is quite the investment, but in the end, the heater will more than pay for itself. The significant difference in your monthly water heating bills will add up, and you should expect to recoup the full amount you put into buying the heater within some years.
These are only a few ways to ensure that your hot water systems are more efficient. With higher efficiency, you can look forward to spending less on water heating. For more information, contact a hot water system service.