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
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.