Lower the Temperature on Your Water Heater

 

500 lbs Co2 Per Year

$54 Savings Per Year

Short Description

Turn down the temperature on your WATER HEATER for added energy savings.

Long Description

In a typical household, the water heater thermostat is often set to 140 degrees F. But did you know that 120 is usually fine? Each 10 degree reduction saves 3 to 5% on your energy costs AND 600 pounds of CO2 per year for an electric water heater or 440 lbs. for a gas heater. Reducing your water temperature to 120ºF also slows mineral buildup and corrosion in your water heater and pipes. This helps your water heater last longer and operate at its maximum efficiency. Here’s another interesting tidbit from the folks at Power ScoreCard: “If every household turned its water heater thermostat down 20 degrees, we could prevent more than 45 million tons of annual CO2 emissions – the same amount emitted by the entire nations of Kuwait or Libya.”

 

 

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