According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the act of heating water uses the second most energy output for the average home. There can be ways to reduce that statistic in your home, rather than keeping an old and inefficient hot water heater. Having a new energy efficient hot water heater can help to conserve energy and lower your utility bills annually. There are also rebates available for purchasing and installing ENERGY STAR appliances for your home.

Check your hot water heater or have your local Wheaton, IL plumber at InSink Plumbers check it for you. He or she can tell you if it’s an efficient model for your home, while they may simply tell you to buy a blanket for the tank. This will reduce the amount of energy that’s spent to keep the water in the tank at the desired temperature. Should they tell you your water heater needs repair or replacement, there are plenty of heaters on the market to choose from.

If you have more questions, ask your plumber. They can advise on what will be best for your home. You don’t want to end up with a hot water heater that will only heat enough water to fill half of your large soaking tub or give you a five minutes of hot water in your 4 head shower. When installing a new, energy efficient water heater, your usage should dictate the capacity of your hot water heater, not the other way around. Take time to consider all the factors and do some research when upgrading and installing an energy efficient hot water heater.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) ENERGY STAR Water Heater Market Profile, September 2010