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How to Improve Your Well Pump Efficiency

If you’re a well pump owner, you know that it’s a challenge at times to keep your well pump running efficiently. Here in Florida especially, saving fresh water is a priority, but saving energy makes a big impact on your wallet as well.

If you haven’t had your well pump inspected in a while, there may be a few things that are impacting your well pump efficiency. With more than 30 years of experience in the well pump repair and well tank installation business, we know how to spot inefficiencies in their systems that homeowners typically don’t catch.

1. Have Your Well Pump Inspected Every 6 Months

If you haven’t scheduled a well inspection in a while, your system may be working inefficiently. As part of our inspection process, we perform an Ohms test which helps us determine the lifespan of your system.

Our next step is to measure the amperage on the wiring to ensure excess energy isn’t being wasted. Finally, we perform an inspection on the wiring itself to ensure there is no corrosion, which ultimately saves you energy.

2. Keep Your System Clean (and Bug-Free)

Many well pump owners know the trouble that ants and other small bugs bring to their system. Ants and bugs eat away at the copper wiring in your system, causing your electricity bills to skyrocket.

There are simple things you can do to prevent a potentially costly system failure as a result of bugs. Every month, take five minutes or so to check your system for loose wiring, signs of bugs, or leaks.

Another thing you can do is add moth balls inside your pressure switch, which prevents unwanted critters from making their new home there. You can also spray lube in the base of the pressure switch (we recommend Liquid Wrench) to keep the base slippery.

3. Keep Air Charge In Your Tank Set to the Appropriate Pressure

The air bladder in your tank is essential for ensuring maximum efficiency in your system. If you notice that your system is pumping for longer than a minute, that may be a sign that your pressure isn’t set quite right.

The water bladder is set slightly below whatever the low pressure of the system is. For example, if you have a 20-40 PSI system the air bladder should be set to approximately 17 or 18 PSI. This makes sure your pump is only kicking on when it absolutely needs to, keeping your system running at optimal efficiency. You can use a standard tire pressure gauge to check the pressure in your tank on a regular basis.

4. Invest in an Efficient Pump

At Perry’s Pump Repair, we only install the best well pumps for your home. In our experience, Grundfos pumps are the best well pumps on the market today. Not only are Grundfos pumps backed by a 5-year labor-inclusive warranty, but their exclusive stainless steel impeller sets it apart in the industry.

Grundfos also boasts the most energy-efficient well pumps on the market, so investing in a pump that works well and is energy-efficient will save you lots of money in the long run.

Keep Your Well Pump Running at Its Best!

If you’ve noticed your energy bills rising in the recent past, it might be a sign that your well pump is running inefficiently. At Perry’s Pump Repair, we have over 30 years of experience working with well pumps including well pump repairs and well pump maintenance.

Our team can also help you save money, water, and energy with a new energy-efficient well pump. Give us a call today to install your new well pump system!

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