When your home starts to experience decreased temperatures in the winter months, warm water in a shower or bath can be a welcome respite from the cold. However, those colder temperatures also mean your electric or gas water heater tank is working harder to heat that water. Between the showers, the extra dishes for the holiday meals, and washing those extra layers of clothes, you could run out of hot water very quickly.
So what can you do to help your water heater? If it’s a gas water heater, you can have a professional come and flush it out. This will remove sediment that is interfering with heat transfer from the flame to the water above.
You can also have the tank itself insulated. Does your water heater feel warm to the touch? That is heat escaping from the heater, meaning less heat for your water, and more energy costs. Having your tank wrapped in insulation by a professional will reduce that heat loss.
So, to reach maximum efficiency for your gas or electric water heater tank, you’ll need to have a professional come out to have it flushed and insulated. But there is a better way — a solution that will bring you more hot water and bigger savings.
Call the experts at Blind & Sons to learn about a tankless water heating system. Tankless water heaters bring you unlimited hot water on demand. There is no storage tank to keep heated all day and no pilot light. A tankless water heater only uses gas when you need hot water, which translates into huge energy savings.
Your tankless water heater will also have a much longer life than most water heater tanks. This is due to a coated copper heat exchanger, which prevents corrosion and deterioration. You’ll also be breathing healthier air due to low emission technology that reduces the CO and NOx emissions.
While you can take steps to make your water heater tank system more efficient, consider switching to a tankless water heater from Blind & Sons. It’s the choice to make for better performance, extended life, energy savings, space savings and lower bills.
Sources: eartheasy, Popular Mechanics