Monday, February 27, 2006

Traveling? Think about Temperature Setback on Hotwater Tank

For those of us in North America, our domestic hotwater tanks tend to be energy hungry beasts that heat and store the water until you are ready to use it. For some reason, we have not caught up with the rest of the world who use energy saving, on demand heating systems.

There are a couple things that can be done to increase the efficiency of your hotwater tank.

1. Insulate the tank - fairly simple but, effective (Saves 10%) off your water
heating bill.
2. Timer- Great for electric furnace, it can be programmed, not to be on when no body
is home during the day.
3. Temperature setback - The ideal temperature is around 120F while many tanks are
set around 140F. Savings 14%
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