Saving Energy On Hot Water

Here are some tips from the U.S. Department of Energy for making your hot water use more efficient:

  • Fix leaks in your plumbing that waste hot and cold water.
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  • Install efficient low-flow faucets and fixtures to use less water.
  • Upgrade your water-using appliances with new energy-and water-efficient models.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water. New washing machines can clean as well in cold water as the older equivalents that needed hot water to get clothes clean.

We installed a tankless water heater that only heats the water as you need it. It heats the water instantly as you need it. My husband could install it himself, and we save money monthly on our electric bills.

Hope these tips work for you!

By dorothy wedenoja from New Creek, WV

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November 5, 20130 found this helpful

Good works, all. Here's another one.

Move the heater gauge down to a "normal" heat that won't hurt your hands. My personal temperature "feel" is what my shower feels like. Take it as hot at you like straight from the hot, and adjust your heater for that temp. You won't need water hotter than that for any reason, even to wash dishes.

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Clothes get clean using warm/cold.

Note: As your heater ages, the temperature of your hot water rises. Not sure why. Read it somewhere and it is true! My heater is now 15 yrs. old and I keep having to reduce the temperature to keep the hot water from burning my hands straight from the faucet! I help other older retired residents in my apartment complex to adjust their heaters, also. The heaters are all the same age!

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