Tips On Saving Money In The Northwest As Fall Approaches

Dated: 08/20/2013

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Here are 5 tips to trim your water heating costs:


#1 Turn Down the Tank’s Thermostat
For every 10 degrees you turn it down, you’ll save 3% to 5% on your bill. Most water heaters come preset at 140 degrees, which has the added risk of scalding. The Energy Department recommends most households lower it to 120 degrees.

#2: Use Less Hot Water
One sure way to cut hot water costs is to use less of it. A family of four showering five minutes a day uses 700 gallons of water each week — a three-year supply of drinking water for one person! by installing low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators ($10 to $20 each), you’ll cut your hot water consumption by 25% to 60%.

#3: Drain the Sediment
Tanks naturally build up sediment, which reduces efficiency and makes saving energy a challenge. 
Draining the tank will keep it running efficiently.
#4: Insulate Exposed Hot-Water Pipes
By insulating your hot water pipes, water will arrive at the faucet 2 to 4 degrees warmer, which means you won’t have to wait as long for it to heat up, thus saving energy, water, and money.

#5 Insulate Your Hot Water Tank
If you have an older tank, and especially if it’s located in an unheated space, wrapping it with an insulating blanket is a cheap and easy way to reduce costs.

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