We all have been in this situation. You place your hand under a faucet, spigot, or showerhead waiting for cold water to turn hot. Not only is this an annoying timewaster, but it also wastes a large amount of money each and every year. More than 9,000 gallons of water are wasted just by waiting for hot water in most residential homes each year. This amount equals roughly 15% of your overall water heating costs just to go straight down the drain. These numbers might sound alarming, but don’t worry we have great solutions for you below.
How to fix your water heater problems
The good news is that when it comes to your water bill, being environmentally friendly can go hand in hand with reducing overall costs. One of the most common problems we see with water heaters is that they become overburdened with sediment. We recommend that you flush your water heater at least once a year to help remove sediment that has built up. This is especially important if you live in areas of Salt Lake City that are known for having hard water issues. If it has been a while since your water heater has been cleaned you will be surprised at how much sediment can cluster together over time. Flushing your water heater will not only extend the life of the unit, but it will also allows more space for how water to stay in the tank when you are ready to use it.
The average household lets the water runs a total of 68 seconds a day waiting for hot water.
Other water heating solutions
The use of a recirculating pump. Not everyone thinks about their piping system when they turn on the hot water faucet. Water that is not being used stays in the piping system that runs from the water heater to the faucets all around your home or business. After a brief period of time, this water will cool down and become cold, especially during winter months or if the pipes have not been properly insulated. When you run the hot water this cold water must be flushed through the pipes before the warmer water can reach you. Recirculating pumps are a popular solution to this problem because they are cost-effective and require little amounts of energy to run. This professionally installed pump will run the cold water back to the water heater to keep the water nice and warm and ready for your demands.
Never run out of hot water again with a tankless water heater. By far and away the best feature of tankless models is that they do not store hot water in a large tank once heated. This provides two main benefits for homeowners and businesses alike. The first is that you will never run out of hot water again since the water is heated as it flows through the pipes. On-demand delivery means that you can run several fixtures at once without using all of your hot water (no more cold showers). The second feature is that you save on your energy bill because water is not constantly heated just waiting to be used.
Call a professional water heater company
If you are a resident of Salt Lake City we encourage you to call our office if you have any issues with your water heater. We are also happy to help with new installations or to upgrade your system. If you live outside of Utah we suggest you research online to find the best-rated water heater repair contractors in your local area.