Can you put a timer on an immersion heater?
An immersion heater timer switch allows you greater and easier control over your heating which means that you can pre-set the heating to come on at certain times. Not only are the immersion heater timers easy to use and give added convenience, but they also keep your energy costs under control.
What do water heater timers do?
A water heater timer is a small, handy electronic device attached to your current water heater (gas or electric), offering the freedom to turn it on and off automatically according to a set schedule. It gives you control over the water heater operations, thereby saving money on the energy bill.
How does a hot water timer work?
How does a hot water timer work? During set times of the day (usually around midday), the timer diverts the electricity produced by your solar system to power your storage electric hot water heater. This means your hot water system is no longer drawing electricity at peak tariff throughout the day.
Do immersion heaters turn themselves off?
An immersion heater with thermostatic control will automatically turn itself off when the water reaches your desired temperature. Then turn it back on if the temperature cools too much.
How does an immersion heater timer work?
We recommend installing an immersion heater timer, which works just like a thermostat. This means that when the water reaches the desired temperature, the immersion tank will automatically turn off, so you aren’t wasting money.
Should I put a timer on my water heater?
A water heater timer can save you money on both your electricity and water bills. However, homeowners with hot water tanks located outside of their homes, report seeing the most significant margin of savings. The reason being that the cold temperatures outside make your water heater work overtime to stay warm.
Should hot water be on a timer?
It’s better to leave the hot water heater on all the time, rather than turning it on and off. Your immersion heater or boiler will heat up hot water which is stored in a tank. As long as the tank has a good insulating jacket, it will keep the water hot all day, without needing to be constantly reheated.
Is a hot water timer worth it?
A hot water system timer is a great way to save money provided it doesn’t end up costing you money. The drawback of a timer is it’s almost impossible to avoid using grid electricity at least some of the time.
When should I set my water heater timer?
If your utility service charges a higher rate during the early morning or late evening hours, you can set a timer for your water heater to reduce the usage of kilowatt hours during that time span.
Is it cheaper to leave the immersion on all the time?
1. Switch on as required. This topic comes up in discussion forums all the time, but it is not cheaper to leave the immersion on all of the time, rather than to switch it on and off as required. Even with a good lagging jacket, the cylinder will lose heat and cost more to reheat the water to the optimum temperature.