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What Is Water Heater Vacation Mode?

What Is Vacation Mode On My Home Water Heater?

Vacation mode is a water heater setting that enables water heater users to reduce a water heater’s energy consumption, while powering it with just enough energy to prevent frozen pipes.

Water heater users can turn their heater to these settings, when away from their premises during the winter, to save energy and reduce utility bills. It is not necessary to set a water heater’s setting to vacation mode during the summer, as the heater can be switched off, to save energy, without any risk of water freezing inside the pipes.

Why You Should Use Vacation Mode Settings

Saves Energy And Is Good For The Environment

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Most water heating systems use electricity, gas or other fuels to heat the water. The higher the thermostat readings are set, the greater the required water heating degree, and the more energy the heater consumes.

Using vacation mode settings (low-temperature readings), lowers the heater’s energy consumption. Low energy consumption translates to reduced depletion of the resources/ fuel that powers the water heater.

Reduces Utility Bills

When a water heater is set at a high degree/ temperature reading, it consumes much energy in order to heat the water to the desired temperature. Lowering the settings to vacation mode reduces the heater’s energy consumption, which, in turn, lowers utility bills. Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions technicians can install a heater that has vacation mode settings in your premises anytime you want.

Keeps Your Water Heater In Perfect Running Condition

Vacation modes settings reduce your water heater’s energy consumption and full blown operation, thereby reducing the risk of the water heater’s components wearing out. It also reduces corrosion and build-up of minerals inside your heaters plumbing. Again, since vacation mode settings do not completely cut off power supply to your heater, water inside the pipes is maintained at room temperature and not frozen.

Vacation mode settings are lower-than-standard settings on a water heater. A water heater set at this setting consumes minimal energy, saving energy and the environment, yet sufficient energy to flow through the system and prevent frozen plumbing.

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Choosing a Water Softener for Your Home

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naturesoftAcross America, millions of gallons of water are consumed each day. However, standard water treatment may not be sufficient for the health and comfort of your family, particularly in Arizona, where the water is notoriously hard. If you’re considering installing a water softener in your home, contact Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions to learn more about our whole-home salt-free water filtration systems available in Tucson and Globe.

Capacity
One of the most important factors that will influence your choice of water softener is its capacity. Just like any other appliance in your home, water softeners are available in varying capacities. Especially if you have a large family, you’ll want to ensure you choose a water softener capable of treating the amount of water you use. Keep in mind that purchasing a water softener that is too larger for your needs won’t help you save money—instead, it will make your system less efficient, costing you more in the long run. Talk to a professional if you have questions about calculating the right size water softener for your needs.

Type
Water softeners are available in a variety of designs, including both salt-based and salt-free options. While salt-based water softeners are the most common type of system, they can add small levels of sodium to your home’s water. If you are concerned about your sodium intake, consider a salt-free water softener that uses potassium chloride rather than sodium chloride to remove minerals. Reverse osmosis systems can also be used to remove salt from your drinking and cooking water.

Cool Breeze Comfort Solutions is pleased to offer effective and affordable water filtration systems in Arizona. You can find out more about our high-efficiency water softening solutions when you visit our website or call 1-844-550-5300 to speak with one of our staff. Check out our blog for even more great home air conditioning and water filtration information.