Electric Water Heater

If you have an electric water heater, it is the second largest energy consumer in your home.

Consider these tips to reduce your consumption:

  • Reduce the amount of hot water used when washing clothes.
  • Fill your automatic dishwasher before using whenever possible.
  • Do not pre-rinse dishes before loading them in the dishwasher. Scrape off food and empty liquids. If you must rinse, use cold water.
  • When the wash & rinse cycles are complete, open the dishwasher door and let the dishes dry naturally instead of heat drying them.
  • Regularly check the condition of the filter screen. Clean or replace it when necessary.
  • Do not leave the hot water running while doing dishes in the sink.
  • Take showers instead of baths - you can save about half the amount of hot water used. Water-saving shower heads can save even more.