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Energy Saving Tips - Water Heating

  1. Set water heater temperature no higher than 120°F.
  2. For households with 1 or 2 members, a 115°F setting may work fine.
  3. Install water-heater wrap per manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Drain 1-2 gallons from bottom of water heater each year to reduce sediment build up.
  5. Install heat traps on hot and cold water lines when it’s time to replace your water heater.
  6. Insulate exposed hot water lines.
  7. Limit shower length to 5-7 minutes.
  8. Install low-flow shower heads.
  9. Fix dripping faucets.
  10. Don’t let water run while you are shaving.
  11. Don’t let water run while brushing your teeth.