Four Water Heater Efficiency Tips

Caring for your home’s systems does more than just keep your home safe and comfortable, it can also help to save you money on energy bills! At Front Range Water Heater, our team is here to help our customers across the Front Range have efficient, well-maintained water heaters and plumbing systems. Here are four of our top tips for keeping your water heater running efficiently so you can save money on energy!

Water heater being drained with tools sitting next to it.

Regular Tank Draining

Experts in the industry recommend that you drain the tank of your water heater at least twice a year to ensure that sediment buildup is washed away. Doing this not only helps to keep your water heater running efficiently, but it also provides you with the opportunity to inspect your water heater regularly and catch any potential issues before they turn into costly repairs!

Man fixing a leak under a bathroom sink.

Fix Plumbing Leaks

If you notice dripping water in your home or hear dripping in your walls, you need to figure out what that is as soon as possible! Plumbing leaks can cause more than just water damage, they can also make your water heater work harder to create hot water, wasting both energy and water and driving up the cost of your bills.

Person holding insulted pipes with both hands.

Insulate Your Pipes

When your pipes are exposed to the elements, the hot water that’s running through them is more likely to lose that heat. The further your hot water has to travel, the harder your water heater has to work to keep the water hot, which drives up your energy bills! By insulating your pipes, your water will stay warmer for longer while it’s traveling from your heater to your showers, bathtubs, or faucets, saving you money!

Low flow shower head.

Use More Efficient Fixtures

One of the best ways to improve your home’s and your water heater’s efficiency is to get fixtures that are designed to use water more efficiently! Shower heads and faucets both come in low-flow options that are designed to save you water so your water heater isn’t working as hard to produce hot water and your water usage is lower, too!

Get help with making your water heater more efficient and optimizing your home’s water usage with a free estimate from Front Range Water Heater today!