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How to manage your hot water usage

  • According to the US Department of Energy, water heating represents about 18% of US homeowners total energy bill. 
  • In addition to reducing the cost of your bills, using less hot water also benefits the environment.
  • Lower the temperature on your water heater. Try turning it down to 120 degrees or less. If you’re leaving for a trip and no one needs hot water, turn it down to its lowest setting. Some units may have a vacation mode.
  • Install low-flow fixtures. A lot of older faucets and shower heads use way more water than necessary. New fixtures allow you to conserve water without having to compromise water pressure.
  • Install a timer on your water heater. Use a timer to allow the heater to take a break while you go to work or go to sleep.
  • Wash laundry in cold water
  • Only run full loads in the dishwasher.
  • Don’t leave water running.
  • Repair any leaks.
  • Remove sediment in your water tank. Over time your unit accumulates sediment, removing it will improve performance and lengthen its life.  

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