Did you know that the average household spends around $300 a year on water heating costs! Taking these energy saving steps to help keep some money in your pockets.
Thermostat: Set your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees. You can also turn down your water heater even more when going on a vacation to avoid energy waste. This one simple step could save you about $50 a year.
Use Less: You can use less hot water by making sure you are only running the dishwaster when full, do laundry in cold water as often as possible and install low-flow showerheads. Another big way to use less hot water is to make sure you repair any leaking faucets.
Insulate: Make sure to wrap older natural gas water heaters using insulating jackets to save energy through heat loss. This energy saving tip you may want to leave to a professional.
ENERGY STAR models: Replacing an older water heater can be expensive up front but the saving over time will be worth it.