Hot Water Savings for Summer

August 26, 2021

Hot water is essential to daily life, from washing your hands, cleaning dishes, to showering, so it should come as no surprise that water heating is typically the second-largest energy expense in your home (depending on if your water is electric or gas)— accounting for about 18% of energy bills, right after heating and cooling. With hot water being used so frequently, it’s pretty easy to see how quickly it can add to your electric bill. By becoming more aware of how you use your heated water and by making a few small adjustments, you can not only conserve hot water, but also save on water heating costs.

Check out these energy-efficient tips and start saving today:

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Check Out Our Water Heating Calculator

Our Water Heater Calculator can help you estimate your annual water heater savings based on the number of people in your home and your fuel rates. Access this tool by visiting and selecting the “Water Heater Calculator” icon!