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Hot Water Use Can Affect Utility Bills

Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home.  It typically accounts for 14 percent of the utility bill. 
There are four ways to cut your water heating bills:  use less hot water, turn down the thermostat on your water heater, insulate your water heater or buy a new, more efficient water heater.

A family of four, each showering for five minutes a day, uses 700 gallons of water a week.  This is enough for a three-year supply of drinking water for one person.  You can cut that amount in half simply by using low-flow, non-aerating showerheads and faucets.

Other Tips

Typical Hot Water Consumption
by Place of Use

Here are several other ways to reduce hot water use:   

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