If you are concerned about how your monthly budget is going to change as the weather changes – you are probably being mindful of your utility bills.
The utility bills of your home will change as your family’s behavior changes and that is highly influenced by the weather.
If it is warm outside – like it is during the summer months – then your family won’t spend as much time inside using the plumbing and electrical systems of your home. This causes the utility bills to be much lower that than during other seasons of the year.
However, the fall season is just around the corner and that means the weather is going to be colder. With this drop in temperature comes more activity around the house and more use of your utilities.
Especially, your plumbing system and water heater.
Keep your water heater in top working condition and at the highest energy-efficiency this year by following these tips:
- Do a visual inspection of the tank and hoses to make sure that nothing is leaking. If your water heater is leaking even the smallest amount – this could cause real problems during the cold weather seasons when your water heater has to work harder to keep the water inside of the tank heated
- Consider only washing certain loads of laundry on the hot water setting. Not all of your laundry needs to be washed in hot water to get clean. Many households only run their towels and linens in hot water. Minimizing the amount of hot water that you use will minimize how much wear and tear your water heater sustains.
- Wrap your water heater with an insulated blanket. You can buy these for relatively cheap at your favorite home improvement store. These blankets help your water heater tank to retain heat and keep the water inside hot. The cold air from the fall and winter seasons combat against this process so the blanket evens the score.
Your water heater is an important part of your plumbing system and especially during the cold weather of the fall season. If there isn’t hot water inside of your home during the cold, windy, and wet weather of the fall season – it could be a miserable time. Use these tips to help!