Save Money: Get Your Water Heater Checked

Water heaters can drive up your electric bill quicker than you think. The water heater is often hidden behind closed doors in most homes in South Florida. In fact, most people don’t even remember they have one because they have a long lifetime. The truth is, your water heater can be responsible for your high electric bills. If this is the case for you, consider the following information.

  • The Temperature – The main cause of high electric bills is the temperature setting on the water heater. It might be nice to take a scolding hot shower, but is it worth the money at the end of the month. You might take a 10-minute shower and think you are keeping your electric bill low. But, the water heater actually works all day to keep the water hot. This happens so when you are ready to use it, the temperature is available immediately. You can save money by lowering the temperature on the water heater.
  • Leaks – Check the water heater on a regular basis for rust and leaks. If you see any type of water leaking around the water heater you can be sure there is a leak. This means there also can be rust present. A leaky water heater will always get worse. Sometimes the leak can become so severe that it floods the entire house. This often ruins carpeting, flooring, and furniture. Many homeowners have been overwhelmed with the high expense of replacing flooring and furniture.

Don’t Neglect a Leak

Homeowners that have a leaky water heater sometimes postpone solving the problem until a later date. The common thinking behind this usually comes from the thought process of “the leak is small, so I have time.” While it’s true you might have a few days or even a week to solve the problem, it often becomes forgotten about. This means a small issue such as a replacement turns into an expensive cost that negatively affects your budget.

Another common scenario is when homeowners don’t realize the water heater is leaking. This often begins with a small section of the carpet near the area feeling damp or wet. Most homeowners will assume a family member walked on the carpet with wet shoes or someone spilled a drink on the carpet. It isn’t until days later when the carpet is soaked with water that the homeowner realizes it could be coming from the water heater. To prevent this from happening and to save money, you should contact a plumber today!


Mokher Profile PicSince 1968, Chip Mokher & his team has provided South Florida with quality service with a commitment to our customers’ satisfaction. Our many years of experience has allowed us to serve thousands of homes and businesses in Miami-Dade County. We welcome the opportunity to serve you, please call us at 305-446-8266 or email us at chip@mokherplumbing.com

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