Did you know that water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home? Well according to US Department of Energy it is. Usually, heating your water accounts for almost 12% of your utility bill. There are 4 main ways you can reduce your water heating bills:
1. Turn down the thermostat on your water heater.
2. Use less hot water.
3. Insulate your water heater.
4. Buy a new, more efficient model.
Here are a few water heating tips courtesy of the US Department of Energy:
- Install aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads.
- Repair leaky faucets promptly; a leaky faucet wastes gallons of water in a short period of time.
- Lower the thermostat on your water heater; water heaters sometimes come from the factory with high-temperature settings, but a setting of 120°F provides comfortable hot water for most uses.
- Insulate your electric hot-water storage tank, but be careful not to cover the thermostat. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.