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Save Money Using Water Heater Energy Efficiency Tips

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Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 degrees

  • Lowering the thermostat water heater to may save as much as $45 per year.
  • Water heaters use the second highest energy in a household, about 14 to 20 percent (heating and cooling uses the most energy in a house

Wrap your heater with an insulation blanket

  • If you wrap your heater with an insulation blanket, it can reduce its energy use by 10% to 15%.
  • An insulating blanket will pay for itself in one year or less.

Turn down or shut off your water heater when you will be away for extended periods.

Note: Computer, television sets, toasters, and microwave ovens continuously use energy if they are plugged into the electric outlet. Disconnecting these devices while they are not being used will save significant amount of energy. You can save a good amount of money by disconnecting these appliances while they are not being used.