Top 6 Strategies For An Energy-Saving Water Heating System 

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From solar to recirculation pumps, Kacey Mya shares strategies for heating water that are kinder on your pocket and the planet. 

 

Washing your hands with warm water or taking a hot shower helps keep you clean, but it costs money. Every household must pay a monthly electric bill, and part of that bill covers the cost of heating water for everyday use.

It's always smart to save money where you can, especially if you want to go green and live an eco-friendly life. Families can use these top six strategies for an energy-saving water heating system to reduce their power usage and keep money in their pockets. 
    1. Rely on Solar Energy
Solar energy converts sunbeams into electricity, which skips the carbon emission produced by electric plants. Using it will always be a green alternative to traditional power, especially if you use it to heat your water.
Solar water heaters work well in both hot and cold climates and produce enough water for an entire household. They collect and store energy for cloudy days, but even when it's overcast, the heater will continue to generate electricity from what little sun it finds.
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    1. Get Hot Water on-Demand
Some water heaters require time to distribute hot water, but on-demand recirculation pumps act faster than most others. It also pushes water through pipes more quickly and recirculates any unused hot water, instead of wasting money by dumping it all into the sewage system.
    1. Exchange the Heat
There's no way to use all the hot water produced during a shower, which is a waste of energy. Instead of letting it cool after it drains from the shower or tub, a heat exchanger recovers and stores that heat to produce more incoming fresh hot water. This saves the system from requiring more energy to warm additional gallons.
    1. Skip the Tank
Storing water in a tank drains more energy every time someone turns on the faucet. Homeowners can get a tankless water heater instead. They're more energy-efficient because they use coils to warm water instead of storing it in a warmed tank. 
    1. Rely on Gas
Gas isn't a green resource, but it can save homeowners money when they switch to gas tankless water heaters. These products capture heat from the exhaust produced by the heater. It essentially recycles heat to use less gas, increasing the efficiency when compared to an electric tankless water heater.
    1. Find a Hybrid Heater
Hybrid heat-pump water heaters are perfect for people who don't want to use gas. This model uses the latest technology to absorb heated air inside the home and use it to warm a tank of water. It borrows from the heat already produced by an HVAC unit, so homeowners get more for their money.
  1. Do Your Research
People have many options at their disposal to find new ways to heat their water, as long as they do their research. Comparing models like a tankless heater with one that relies on solar energy will show how much power and money you can save, depending on how much water your household uses every day.

 
Posted by Kelly Harding on May 19, 2020 10:45 AM America/Chicago

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