Water Heating

  1. For households with 1 or 2 members, a 115°F setting may work fine.
  2. Install a water heater wrap, also known as a water heater blanket, per manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Drain 1-2 gallons from bottom of water heater each year to reduce sediment build up.
  4. Install heat traps on hot and cold water lines when it’s time to replace your water heater.
  5. Insulate exposed hot water lines.
  6. While this may seem like an obvious tip, use cold water for most laundry loads (especially during the rinse cycle).
  7. Limit shower length to 5-7 minutes.
  8. Install low-flow water saving shower heads.
  9. Fix dripping faucets.
  10. Don’t let the water run while you are shaving or brushing your teeth.

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