After home heating and cooling, what is the second largest area of energy consumption in the home?
Water heating is the next largest home energy load after heating and cooling.
The best way to reduce water heating energy use is to ensure your water heater’s thermostat is set to 120 F. Improvements such as installing low-flow faucets and showerheads, and insulating hot water pipes will also help you save money on water heating.
If the water heater needs to be replaced choose an energy efficient model.
Lastly, install a Solar Hot Water system which will work in combination with your current hot water heater to harvest the energy from the sun into hot water.
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