Simple tips to save money on your hot water heating costs

Simple tips to save money on your hot water heating costs | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove

Every dollar counts, particularly at the moment.  The following tips are quick and easy things to check. Monitoring and maintenance are the keys to keeping your hot water systems operating at their best.

Hot Water Tip 1:

If you have a storage tank style hot water unit, release the pressure temperature relief (PTR) valve on the side of the unit for 10-15 seconds every 3 – 6 months.  This checks the operation of the valve and flushes out any impurities under the seat of the valve. Parts operating properly ensure the unit is working efficiently and not chewing up extra energy costs. It can be normal for the PTR valve to drip on the heat up cycle of some units.

Hot Water Tip 2:

Check the temperature dial to ensure it is set according to manufacturer’s guidelines. Higher than recommended settings can cost you unnecessary dollars in heating costs.

Hot Water Tip 3:

Check around the flue of gas hot water units for any sign of black marks, which indicates the unit is not operating correctly.

Hot Water Tip 4:

Check for any signs of leaks around the unit. Leaks = excess water & energy bills. Even a small leak can cost big dollars over a few months.


~Give us a call on 5261 2422 if you need assistance with the installation, service or repair of your hot water system in Torquay, Geelong, Ocean Grove & surrounding areas.