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Keep the Water Heater Bill Down

Hot water for tea and hot showers can really help us out when the temperatures are chilly. Unfortunately, using a lot of hot water can end up being rather pricey. The good news is that there are a few ways to make sure that your hot water bill is not through the roof this winter!

Fix leaky faucets right away. Leaky faucets can waste a lot of water so the sooner they are fixed, the better!

Insulate the hot water heater. If you have a natural gas or oil water heater it is important to not cover the bottom, top, thermostat, or burner compartment. If you have an electric water heater, it is important to not cover the thermostat.

Drain the water heater. It is important to drain the water heater every few months because build-up accumulates and decreases the efficiency of the water heater.

If you are interested learning more ways to heat your water efficiently, check out the article where this information came from by the US Department of Energy, “Tips: Water Heating.”

 

If you have any questions about any of the tips, please contact Flame!

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