Up to 20% of you home energy costs can come from heating water for your faucets, showers and appliances. Saving money on hot water can really add up.

When it’s time to replace your water heater, choose an energy-efficient water heater. They may be a little more expensive, but they save you money in the long run.

Install aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads in your kitchens and bathrooms. These items use less water which will save you money on your water bill and your gas or electric bill.

Sometimes we know a faucet or toilet is leaking but it’s just a little so we don’t worry about it too much. Did you know one drip per second wastes 1,661 gallons of water per year?

Insulating your water heater and the hot water lines minimizes heat loss and, you got it, saves you money.

Lowering the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees can save you money as well.

Drain a quart of water from your water tank every three months to remove sediment that impedes heat transfer and lowers the efficiency of your heater. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for how to do this safely.

I probably process a couple of water damage claims a year that are due to a leaking water heater. Check your every month or two. Not only will you save money on your water bill but not having a claim can help keep your home owner’s insurance premiums down.

Another way to save money is review your insurance coverages once every year or two. Even if your situation hasn’t changed, insurance companies occasionally come out with new policies which could offer you better coverage, a better price or both. Give us a call.

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