Category: Hot Water

If your business shuts down for an extended period of time, like over Christmas, ensure your hot water heater is turned off while you’re away.

Insulate hot water pipes. Reduce heat loss by wrapping the first three feet of piping to and from your hot water tank.

Do a temperature check – Have a qualified person check the temperature of your hot water heater tank. Most manufacturers recommend setting it between 49-60°C (140°F). Any higher can be wasteful and may produce water that is too hot at the tap.

When replacing equipment such as dishwashers or clothes washers, purchase ENERGY STAR qualified units and save 25% energy use over a standard model.

Consider using a heat recovery water heater to take advantage of “free heat”. Businesses that utilize refrigeration equipment and air conditioning may save costs by recovering the waste heat from their cooling equipment. Heat recovery water heaters use this type of waste heat to pre-heat incoming water to the tank.