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How Hots Your Water? Why You Should Turn Your Water Heater Down This Summer

Joann Gardner

With the temperatures on the warm side now that it's summer, it's time to do something that you might not have thought about. It's time to lower the temperature setting on your water heater. Lowering the temperature setting on your water heater can provide you with benefits that you might not have considered. When the temperatures outside are warm, your need for hot water goes down, which means you're not going to be using as much of it. Here are just a few of the reasons you should turn your water heater down right now.

Conserves Energy

If you've got your water heater cranked up to one of the higher settings, you're wasting valuable energy. It takes a lot of energy to keep the water in your tank heated to the proper temperature. If you're heating up water that you don't need, you're wasting energy. Not only that, but you're increasing the size of your family's carbon footprint, which is the amount of impact you have on the environment. You can reduce your use of energy, and the size of your carbon footprint, by lowering the temperature on your water heater this summer. When winter arrives, go ahead and turn it back up when you'll need the additional hot water.

Saves Money

If you're like most people, you probably have a lot of fun activities planned with your family over the summer. You're probably also looking for ways to save money around the house. One easy way to save money, is to lower the temperature setting on your water heater. The money you save can be used for activities you have planned this summer. You shouldn't have to pay for hot water that you're not going to use this summer. By turning the temperature setting down on your water heater, you won't need to. If you're going to head out on an extended vacation, turn the temperature setting down to just a few degrees. That way, you're water heater won't sit dormant, but it won't be heating the water up to hot.

Protects Your Water Heater

Water heaters gets used a lot. If your family is like most, you use hot water for everything from showers to washing dishes. Because of all that use, your water heater can wear out quite quickly. Unfortunately, it can wear out even quicker if you've got the temperature setting up too high. During the summer, give your water heater a break by turning the temperature down a few degrees. Not only will you reduce your energy use, you'll also be extending the life of your water heater.


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When was the last time you realized that you had a serious plumbing problem? About a month ago, I knew that I had to make some big changes, so I began talking with different plumbers about getting the job done. I told them that I wanted to replace the bathtub in the bathroom and the sink and faucet in the kitchen, and they took my requests in stride. Before I knew it, my entire home was updated and I felt great about the work. I wanted to start this blog to help other people to learn more about plumbing and repair.

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