4 Simple Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Your Gas Water Heater

4 Simple Ways to Improve the Efficiency of Your Gas Water Heater

Summary

While gas water heaters are generally less expensive than comparable electric models, that doesn't mean gas water heater owners shouldn't save every penny on their hot water bills. The following 4 tips should help you ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency from your gas water heater.

While gas water heaters are generally cheaper to run than comparable electric models, that doesn't mean gas water heater owners shouldn't save every penny on their hot water bill. The following 4 simple tips should help you ensure the best performance and energy efficiency from your gas water heater.

Flush tank

Although most water heater owners don't realize it, an annual tank flush is an important part of water heater maintenance for gas or electric systems. The process is simple. All you have to do is turn off the gas, connect the hose to the drain valve at the bottom of the tank, and open the valve to let the water out. When the water is cold and clear, you can close the valve, let the tank refill, and turn the gas back on. The purpose of this procedure is to remove built-up minerals and deposits that would otherwise interfere with the operation of the heater and cause it to become less efficient.

Adjust the thermostat

Some people think setting the thermostat higher will save money because when they turn on the faucet, they use more cold water than hot water in order to get a comfortable temperature. In fact, you need to be more concerned about the effect of heat loss from the tank than the amount of hot water you use. The lower the thermostat is set, the less energy is required to maintain the temperature of the tank. The ideal thermostat setting for most water heaters should be 120℉. This should provide all the hot water you need, while also protecting young children or the elderly from the risk of scalding.

Add insulation

If your water heater is in an unheated space like a basement, it's a good idea to wrap it with extra insulation. This will help keep the water in the tank warmer, allowing you to use less gas to maintain the desired temperature. If you add insulation yourself, be sure not to cover the pressure relief valve.

Upgrade to a new unit

The final way to improve the efficiency of your gas water heater is to upgrade to new equipment. The new model has many energy-saving features, such as intermittent lights instead of standing lights, allowing you to use less gas. They may also have more precise gas control valves for more precise control of the pilot flame.

The above briefly introduces several methods to improve the efficiency of gas water heaters. If you want to buy a new gas water heater, please contact us.

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Water keeps a constant temperature by accurate adjustment of water flow and gas flow.
Water keeps a constant temperature by accurate adjustment of water flow and gas flow.
Water keeps a constant temperature by accurate adjustment of water flow and gas flow.