Water Heater Money Saving Tips
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Useful tips on saving electricity with the water heater. The electrical heating of the water in the kitchen or shower cost a lot of energy in our city of Langley. Therefore, the water heater is a power guzzler and careful handling helps save a lot of power.
The instantaneous water heater power consumption is relatively high and thus inefficient because the water is heated by electric current. Low efficiency of this technology consumes more energy compared to warming hot water with gas in a gas boiler.
Select the correct basic setting
It saves energy when the hot water temperature of the water heater is set correctly. According to energy consumers, 39 degrees are sufficient for daily needs. For many instantaneous water heaters, this means setting the controller to about the middle . At higher temperatures not only energy is wasted, but it also leads to faster calcification of the lines.
Digital water heater for the shower
An electric water heater for the shower can save up to 30 percent in electricity costs compared to an old model. The temperature control is much better and the digital calculations of the heater will heat the water better and more efficiently.
Always set water sources to cold
Your water heater "jumps" every time you need hot water or water in the water cycle of the apartment is in demand. If you now turn a faucet on warm or it is warm from the beginning, it means that the water heater needs to produce hot water immediately after the water request. As a rule, you do not need any hot water or until the water warms up, you have already turned the tap off again (eg when washing your hands).
The result for this case is simply: The water heater has jumped in vain because the warm water could not arrive in the short time. So get accustomed to yourself and your family members or roommates, in principle, to turn taps on cold when they are closed and only set the faucet on warm.
The classic among the saving tips
First of all, here are some easy and obvious hints to be given. Your power consumption for hot water production, for example, already lowers, if you just take a shower instead of swimming. On most instantaneous water heaters, you can also set the exact temperature. Normally you can reach a maximum of 45 degrees here, hardly anyone spits hotter.
If you have a modern dishwasher or washing machine, they usually have energy saving settings. In addition, rinsing your dishes in a dishwasher is significantly more energy efficient and cheaper for you than washing dishes by hand.
These are all small aids that not only lower your electricity costs, but also save water at the same time. But there are also other ways to pay less for the additional costs at the end of the year.
Check basic requirements
First, you need to know a few things about your own hot water system. Basically, a distinction can be made between centralized and decentralized heating systems. For example, boilers or instantaneous water heaters in bathrooms and kitchens can be found in many older apartments in order to produce hot water decentrally in every residential unit. Especially in newer homes, hot water is heated centrally in the heating system in the basement.
Unfortunately, when it comes to austerity measures, they are often tied to a more efficient design of the existing system. You can only make major changes in the case of extensive renovations. In general, central water heating systems are more energy efficient. Because decentralized instantaneous water heaters often produce hot water with less energy loss.
Spartricks for central water heaters
A simple solution for high electricity costs is the subsequent insulation of the lines in multi-family houses. Because especially in older houses, a lot of heat is lost between the heating system and the tap. In addition, a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius for hot water is completely sufficient, also from a hygienic point of view. Especially when you live in a single-family home, you can already save energy by programming your circulation pump.
Instead of shutting off the pump, which wastes water but still saves money, you can program many modern pumps with a timer. So you save over 160 euros a year. Because the pump is only active when you are actually at home. You can avoid most of the costs if you generate as much warm water as possible from solar energy.
This allows you to cover up to 60 percent of your needs in a single-family home. If you have a solar system, you can also connect your dishwasher and the washing machine directly to the hot water.
The decentralized power guzzlers
In decentralized systems, an even lower temperature is generally sufficient. For rinsing 45 degrees are sufficient and in the shower you can also get out with 38 degrees. Warm your water in a small storage, then you should at least on vacation or weekend trips press the button.
Because no good insulation keeps heat for two weeks. If you use an electronic instantaneous water heater, you can save up to 120 euros a year. So there are many little tricks to reduce your electricity costs.
If you want to save money and energy in the household, your hot water consumption is a good starting point. Because up to 12 percent of the electricity is consumed in an average German household for hot water preparation.
First, there are simple tricks that save you with modern household appliances power. This includes the temperature control on the water heater. But there are other, less obvious austerity measures that do you and the environment a favor.
Reducing the demand for hot water
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