As residents of San Diego and the surrounding areas, you know how high utility bills can be. There’s never a better time than now to inspect your water heater to make sure you’re getting the most cost effective, maximum functionality from it.

One way to make sure your water is heating as effectively as it should is to ensure that your water heater has proper insulation. Besides from the tank itself, exposed piping on your water heater is one of the biggest culprits for losing heat. By guaranteeing that your water heater has a high enough grade of insulation, you can significantly reduce its amount of heat loss; by insulating its piping (extend insulation beyond the peak of the pipe), you will prevent the loss of heat even more.

Your tank’s lifetime depends on the grade level of its lining and your house’s water, the temperature of the water, the extent to which your unit is utilized, and the number of anode rods the tank has. Anode rods cause a reaction with the water in the tank to slow down corrosion of the tank’s steel not protected by the lining. The more sufficient coverage the tank lining provides (there are various sizes), the smaller the area of possible tank corrosion; and upon regular maintenance inspection, when the anode rods are replaced as required (and no later), the corrosion process will be slower. Flushing out the tank will remove buildup of mineral sediment which clogs and slows the function of your water heater.

If thinking of an upgrade, choosing an energy efficient water heater (like Energy Star) can provide several times the amount of optimal functionality of conventional ones. The Department of Energy has recommended considering a heat pump water heater when upgrading for residents of areas whose outside temperatures range from 40° to 90°; heat pumps can also be made compatible with many regular water heaters. Heat pump water heaters can save up to three times the energy needed to run their standard counterparts. A difference in energy consumption that large should eventually lower a high energy bill.

For those living in San Diego and the surrounding areas, if you’ve done everything you can to optimize your water heater but still can’t make it as efficient as you’d like, the plumbing specialists at 1-800-anytyme are certified and trained to install, maintain, repair, or replace any water heater equipment needed. They offer installation on makes and models from all major manufacturers. Reach us  24-7 any day (including holidays) at 760-477-2222.

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Bonsall, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Clairemont, College Area, Del Mar, Downtown, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hillcrest, Kearny Mesa, La Costa, La Jolla, Leucadia, Mira Mesa, Miramar, Mission Valley Normal Heights, North Park, Ocean Beach, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Pacific Beach, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, Rainbow, Ramona, San Diego, San Luis, San Marcos, Scripps Ranch, Serra Mesa, Solana Beach, Tierresanta, University City, Valley Center, Vista