10 Ways to Save on Your Hot Water Bill

Jan 2, 2016

e033b30e2bfd1c3e81584d04ee44408be273e7d019b611439cf2_640_hot-waterThere are several ways you can save on your water heating bill without making a big investment. Most of these money saving ideas require only a little thought, a little practice and a little awareness for you to realise the savings.

1. Trade Baths for Showers

Save baths only for those times when you really need to relieve stress or muscle aches. Filling a tub requires your water heater to heat up litres of hot water, especially garden style tubs and deep jetted tubs. Be mindful of your shower time, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how much you can save on heated water.

2. Adjust the water heater temp to 50°C

Did you know you can save from 3% to 5% on heating water for every five degrees you adjust your water heater thermostat down?

3. Be Mindful of Running the Faucet

When you think about it, you’ll become more aware of the times you accidentally ran the tap. Think about what you are doing when you are running the water, and you will be less likely to let precious money run down the drain when the phone or door bell rings.

4. Save During Laundry Time

Many of today’s fabrics respond better to cold water or require a cold water wash. Try washing most of your laundry in cold water to save on hot water. Your rinse cycle should always be set on cold water.

5. Start Saving on Your Dishwasher

Be sure to use your dishwasher effectively. Don’t use up water for a full wash cycle unless your dishwasher is full.

6. Tighten dripping taps

Did you know that 60 drops per minute wastes 32.7 litres of water per day?

7. Update Your Old Bathroom Fixtures

Showerheads and taps manufactured prior to 1992 can use water twice as much as the new low-flow fixtures available now. In fact, regulations require all new taps and showerheads to be low-flow fixtures. You can realise water savings of 25% to 60% with low-flow fixtures. Talk to Intagas about low-flow fixtures for your home. We can check existing fixtures and install new low-flow fixtures in your home where needed.

8. Give Your Water Heater Tank Heat Traps

Heat traps could help you save up to $30 on your water heating bill. Intagas can help you install heat traps and check to see if your tank already has heat traps.

9. Insulate Your Hot Water Storage Tank

You can insulate your hot water storage tank to keep heat in and use less energy on your hot water system. Be careful not to cover sensitive areas. Intagas would be happy to inspect your insulation to be sure it is safe.

10. Invest in a Timer

If you have an electric hot water system, you can install a timer to turn off your water heater at night and other times when not in use. Discuss how a timer can save you money with your Intagas specialist.

Intagas Services installs, services, checks and repairs all gas and electric hot water systems in brisbane and the surrounding area and will be happy to help you apply all these cost-saving ideas or to check your work. Call us today to meet the Intagas team and have a representative take a look at your hot water system to suggest ways that you can save on your hot water bill. We will be happy to provide an estimate for installation of cost-saving devices, such as a timer, and will also be able to provide you with a savings estimate should you decide to implement our advice.

The Intagas team also services, checks, and repairs split system and air conditioning and can assist as your personal plumber in Brisbane, Logan, and the surrounding areas. Feel fee to contact Mick for advice on your split system, air conditioning or plumber concerns and to obtain an estimate for our services.

Contact Mick on 0435 579 094 or send a quick email.

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