A good water heater is an essential part of your home. It’s particularly useful during cold, snowy conditions, but it’s also ideal for rushed, early-morning showers. If you fail to use your water heating device correctly, you can expect not only poor performance but also a suspicious spike in energy costs over time. In this article, Premier Comfort Heating and Air shares how to avoid three expensive water heater mistakes.
Setting the temperature too high. One of the most common water heating mistakes that waste a lot of money is setting the temperature higher than recommended. This is because the higher you set the temperature, the more energy your water heater will consume to heat the water coming out of the faucet. Moreover, the pressure inside the tank can rise to hazardous levels, causing leaks that are too costly to fix. Consult your local HVAC installer to make sure that the temperature of your water heater is set adequately.
Ignoring loud popping sounds. Have you been hearing loud popping, hissing or banging sounds coming from your water heater? Contact a professional provider of heater and air conditioner tune-ups as soon as possible. These noises may indicate that you have a severe sediment buildup in your water heater tank This leads to small pockets of water getting trapped between the sediment and water heating elements. Then, when the water heats up into steam, the steam bubbles erupt convulsively, making a loud popping sound. This can raise your monthly energy bills since your water heater needs to work twice as hard to produce the same amount of heat.
Neglecting annual maintenance. Your water heater device can lose efficiency due to untreated issues such as corroded parts and sediment buildup. This means your water heater has to work harder in order to heat your water. This increases your energy consumption and costs over time.
Premier Comfort Heating & Air, LLC is a premier source of high-quality HVAC solutions in Colorado. We work with residential clients and provide installation, repair and maintenance services for heating and cooling systems. Call us at (303) 916-6773 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.