• Tips for Reducing Your Hot Water Bills

    • Lower your water temperature. Water temperatures above 125 degrees are not needed for most tasks. Consider lowering your water temperature to reduce your energy consumption.
    • Install a tankless water heater. A tankless water heater is more efficient than a conventional water heater (up to 98% efficiency). It produces hot water on demand eliminating the standby energy used with a conventional water heater. Tankless water heaters can lower your water heating energy bills by 30%-40%.
    • Install a water heater blanket. Many older water heaters do not have adequate insulation. Installing a water heater jacket and insulating the hot water lines, where they are accessible, will save energy.
    • Reduce hot water use. The less hot water you use, the lower your energy costs will be - and the more water you'll conserve.
    • Consider taking showers instead of baths because, generally, showers use less water.
    • Use low-flow showerheads.
    • Wash your clothes in cold water. Many modern detergents are formulated to work in cold water, so you won't have to compromise.