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Reduce your hot water use and save on water and energy bills without sacrificing convenience. From installing low flow shower heads to lowering the water temperature, we’ve got tips to save you money and energy.
water heating tips
  • hot water uses a lot of energy - wash with cold or warm water instead
  • use only cold water to rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher
  • wash clothes in cold or warm water and use cold to rinse
  • a water heater insulation jacket can reduce your water heater’s energy use by 10% - 12%, but check the owner’s manual first - some manufacturers don’t recommend using wraps
  • adjust the load setting on your washing machine for smaller loads to save water
  • installing low-flow showerheads can save a family of 4 up to 15,000 gallons of water per year
  • don’t let hot water run when you're shaving or washing dishes