If you live in the DC area and are planning on taking a vacation soon, you’ll want to make sure that you turn your water heater off or set it to vacation mode before leaving. To keep energy costs down, it’s best to turn off things that won’t be used while you’re gone. Make sure you know when to turn your Washington, DC water heater off for vacations, when and how to turn it back on, and how to use vacation mode.

Turn Off Your Water Heater

If you’re going to be gone for more than three days, you should turn off your water heater before leaving. If you have an electric water heater, you can turn it off at the circuit breaker panel. If you have a natural gas water heater, you can turn it to “low” or “vacation mode” while you’re away. Turning it off will help you cut down costs on your electric bill for the month.

Turn the Water Heater Back On

It’s important to make sure that your water tank is filled up before turning the water heater back on. If you turn on the water heater before it’s full, the element inside could burn out, or something worse could happen. When you get back from your vacation, make sure to do things in the right order to avoid any damage to your home. Remember that it may take a few hours to heat the tank after you’ve turned it on.

Vacation Mode

When you’re taking a vacation during the summer, it’s not likely for water to freeze inside the pipes. But during the winter, it’s safer to keep a small amount of water running through the pipes so that it doesn’t freeze. The best way to do this is to turn your water heater to vacation mode. This setting greatly reduces the energy consumption but let just enough water pass through the pipes so as not to let water freeze in them.

If you’re planning on taking a vacation in the near future, cut down on your energy costs by turning off your water heater. Call Griffith Energy Services today at 888-474-3391 for all your water heater needs.

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At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
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Information for you:
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