Tired of all the high energy bills at the end of every month? You might be considering making a change to your home’s plumbing and heating system. After all, paying all those high bills and the excessive costs for replacement and maintenance on a regular basis can really burn a hole in the pocket.
Here are some of the top tips that you need to use in order to save on the energy bills, which are already set to increase by 2020.
1. Install a High Efficiency Water Heating System
In order to get the best out of the water heating system in your home without having to bear a high costs every month, you need to install a high efficiency water heating system. If you have a water heater that has been working to provide your home hot water for a long time now, it is about time you considered getting a replacement for it with a newer model.
This will cause a drastic change in your energy bills because old water heaters are not as efficient as the latest models in the market. The cost savings from the energy bill will definitely offset the cost of buying a new model.
2. Insulate the Attic
A lot of the heating in cold weather actually escapes from your house through the attic because it is not insulated properly. Insulating the attic in your home will make a big difference to your energy bills because it will allow more warm air to stay within your home for a longer time. This means the heating system in your home will not have to work as hard to keep your house at a comfortable temperature.
3. Reduce Cracks and Open Windows
While it might not seem like much at the time, but those tiny gaps around the doors and windows can actually lose a surprising amount of heat. Filling up all the gaps and making sure all of it is sorted out will reduce the amount of cold air that enters your home. With reduced heat loss from these sources, your home’s heating system will not have to work too hard to keep the temperature inside right and it will also increase the effective lifetime of the heating system while reducing your energy bills.
4. Insulate Hot Water Tanks and Pipes
Insulating the water heater and pipes can make a huge difference when it comes to saving energy costs. Insulate all the hot and cold water pipes with high quality insulating materials that come in the form of wraps or strips of fiberglass. There are even close fitting pipe sleeves made from polyethylene that provide effective insulation.
The better the insulation of pipes, the less heat will be lost by them as they transport water to different parts of your home. You will not have to keep the temperature settings for the water heater at its highest and still be able to enjoy hot water properly.