Water heating has the potential to account for about 12 percent of a family’s utility bill. That being said, it’s not surprising that many homeowners are curious about how to heat their water more efficiently. The following are some actions you can take to save water, energy, and cost.
Turn Down the Thermostat
For every ten degrees you turn down your water heater’s thermostat, you can expect to save about 4% on your bill. While most water heaters come preset at 140 degrees, The U.S. Department of Energy recommends most households lower it to 120 degrees (which should still be high enough for your needs). (more…)