Seven Ways to Save

4. Hot Water Blues

Nothing feels better than a hot shower in the morning, but extended time using all of that hot water will cost you. Limit shower times and the temperature that you use and you’ll see a dramatic savings in the electric hot water heater energy cost. Showers and laundry can easily account for 60-75% of the water heating costs. An inexpensive way to save is to add a low flow shower head. This limits the amount of water coming out of the shower head.

Dishwashers require hot water to perform at their peak performance, but you can save money by washing dishes by hand. The water usage may be about the same, but you’re not using an electric device.

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