One easy way to save money on your energy bills is to lower the thermostat on your storage-tank water heater.
The truth is, your water heater temperature is probably set 10-20 degrees higher than necessary. Many water heaters come set at 140 degrees. This may seem ideal, but it can be dangerous and costly. Having the thermostat set at 140 degrees constantly can increase corrosion and mineral buildup, and carries the risk of scalding, especially with young children. It also increases your energy bills when it’s not really necessary.
So: how hot should the temperature be set? A good guideline to shoot for is 120 degrees. Lower the thermostat to this temperature and enjoy the energy savings, along with a reduction in your monthly utility budget. This is a quick and simple task that can usually be performed at home with ease. This temperature is plenty hot enough for most household uses, with the exception of homes with an occupant who has a compromised immune system.
If you’d like to know more about energy savings and things you can do to make your home more efficient, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We provide exceptional HVAC services to the Greater Indianapolis area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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