Space Cooling Improvement Tips
No-to-Low Cost Improvements
Improvements that Require Investments
- The Department of Energy (DOE) recommends a temperature setting of 120F and the lower. Try lowering the water heater temperature a few degrees at a time to see how low you can go without running out of hot water. Learn more on the DOE website.
- Taking shorter showers is an easy way to reduce hot water consumption and increase energy savings
- You can save hundreds of gallons of water a year, as well as the energy used for heating the water, by turning off the faucet while you shave and brush your teeth.
- According to ENERGY STAR®, replacing an existing older water heater with a new ENERGY STAR certified water heater could save you up to $30 a year.
- If you have an electric water heater, installing a timer to automatically turn it off at night and when you are away on trips will save you energy.
- To help reduce hot water loss and save energy, replace any leaking faucet that can’t be repaired.
- Consider a tankless or demand type water heater as an option the next time your water heater needs replacing.
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