Water Heater

Even though you don't use hot water 24 hours a day, your hot water heater consumes energy around the clock! So, if you're looking to cut back your energy costs, your hot water heater is a great place to start.

Water Heater Solutions
Save money on your water heating costs with these tips, and schedule a home energy assessment to discover even more ways to save.
  • Check factory settings. Many water heaters are set to temperatures that are unnecessarily high, usually 140 degrees. You can lower your water heater's energy usage by setting its thermostat to 120 - 125 degrees.
  • Keep age in mind. Do you know how old your hot water heater is? On average, water heaters that are over 10 years old operate at a level of efficiency that is only 50% or less. Because water heaters can operate for years at low efficiency before failing entirely, be sure you know how old your current water heater is, and what kind of model you will need should your current one break down.
  • Upgrade to Energy Star. Depending on the type of water heater that's right for your home, upgrading to an Energy Star model can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars over its lifetime. For example, choosing an Energy Star tankless water heater, which heats water only when you need it and has a 20 year life expectancy, can save the average family over $100 a year on gas bills.