Energy Saving Tips

Heating water in your home is a big expense, and typically accounts for 12% of your utility bill. Here are a few ways to cut your water heating bill. One way is to simply use less hot water-either by installing a low flow shower head or taking shorter showers. You can make sure you don't have any leaky faucets-a little drip can add up to gallons of water wasted. Also, don't leave hot water running when brushing your teeth or washing dishes.You can lower the temperature on your hot water heater, wrap it in insulation or replace it with an Energy Star water heater. The US Department of Energy( estimates you can save 3-5% of energy costs for every ten degree reduction of your water heater temperature.