Water heating is a home’s second-highest energy cost, so making sound choices now can lead to big savings later.
Water heating can consume up to 20% of your energy budget, but there are low- and no-cost ways to save before purchasing a new water heater. Install low-flow faucets and shower heads to reduce water usage. Turn down the temperature of your tank. Insulate your heater tank and surrounding pipes. And consider buying an ENERGY STAR® certified dishwasher or clothes washer. Most effective of all, when you do shop for a new water heater, choose the most efficient model within your budget.