Reduce Your Hot Water Costs This Winter with Precise Services: 7 Tips to Help You Save

Reduce Your Hot Water Costs This Winter with Precise Services: 7 Tips to Help You Save

Turn a knob or push a button and – like magic – there’s hot water in your sink, your shower, your clothes washing machine. Many of us take hot water for granted, at least until it’s time to pay the bills.

It might surprise you to know that water heating accounts for nearly a quarter of energy use in an average Australian household. Sure, that number varies depending on the number of people in your home and what type of system you use, but hot water heating is, on average, one of the biggest expenditures on your energy bill.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t change it.

Our team at Precise Services wants to offer you a variety of solutions that will help cut that energy bill
down to size. From making tiny changes to your daily habits to long-term investments for the future, here are seven tips to help you reduce hot water costs.

1. Choose the shower

That bath may be relaxing, but it takes more hot water than you might realise. Make showering a daily habit and save the bathing for extra special days to conserve water and reduce your energy bill. Extra savings for you if you keep those showers short and warm rather than long and hot!

2. Lower the temp on your water heater

Did you know that even a slight reduction in your water heater temperature can offer huge savings over time? And who needs burning hot water 24/7? Keep your water heater temperature between 60°C and 65°C to enjoy optimal temperatures at reduced prices.

3. Have mindful water usage

Whether you leave the sink running while you brush your teeth or let the water run while preparing for a shower, that’s wasted water and wasted money. Be more mindful about turning taps off when not in use, and be prepared for some great savings.

4. Go cold

One of the biggest hot water hogs? The laundry room! It might surprise you to know that most loads can be washed in cold water, so next time you’re washing your clothes, skip the super-heated cycle and save that hot water for when you really need it.

5. Invest in maintenance

Sure, you can DIY simple plumbing problems like tightening a leaky faucet, but some things are better left to the professionals. Don’t forget to have your water heater serviced and maintenance on the regular. Remember, preventative costs are almost always more affordable than restorative measures. And while your plumbing company is over, they might also be able to identify potential problems or help you install other measures such as timers and pipe insulation.

6. Take a look at large appliances

Have an old dishwasher or clothes washer? It might be time to upgrade, as old appliances tend to consume more energy.

7. Save for a quality water heater

One of the best ways to save on hot water costs may be to replace your existing system with one that is more energy-efficient and cost-effective. Not sure which system is right for your home? Not to worry, we can help!

Precise Services for All Your Problems

Whether you’re a residential or commercial client, our team at Precise Plumbing and Electrical has the knowledge and experience to help you with anything from hot water system installation to getting that air conditioner up and running. Get in touch with our friendly office team to learn more about how we can help you or schedule your service today.