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After space heating and cooling, water heating consumes the most energy in a typical home. To save energy:

  • Use less hot water;
  • Turn down your water heater thermostat;
  • Insulate your water heater, or;
  • Buy a more efficient water heater

Below are guides to energy-efficient water heating from trusted sources:

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings: Condensed On-line Version

California Urban Water Conservation Council, Water Saver Home

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Consumer's Guide, Water Heating

Energy Savers, Water Heating

The Rocky Mountain Institute, Water Efficiency for Your Home

ENERGYguide, Water Heater Calc
Find out how much you can save with a energy-efficient water heater.

Content provided by:

Washington State University Extention Energy Program
   State of Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development