30 Steps to Energy Efficiency - Step 8: Lower Your Water Heater Temp.


| 4/29/2013 11:12:00 AM


Tags: energy efficiency, save energy, saving energy, eco friendly living, natural home, home heating, CleanEdison, Comly Wilson,

The Department of Energy recommends having your tank-based hot water heater set to 120 degreesHot water heater thermostat Fahrenheit for most people, but if you’ve never adjusted the temperature on your hot water heater, it’s probably set to 140 degrees, which is the default setting from most manufacturers.

When you get home, go to your hot water heater, remove the cover and turn it down to 120 degrees (sometimes labeled “hot” as opposed to “very hot”).

Not only does this switch save you money, it will also prevent you from getting scalded in the shower. You can expect to save about $20 a year from this simple switch.

cleanedison logo small




mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: April 28-29, 2018
Asheville, NC

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE