In 2015, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act increased energy efficiency requirements of water heaters manufactured after April 16 of that year. Many are larger, slightly more expensive and have a higher EF rating. Regardless of whether you have a…
Energy costs remain high every year, leaving homeowners always on the lookout for ways to reduce their energy usage. One of the major energy consumers in any home is the water heater. Fortunately, there are several effective and simple things you can do to cut your water-heating costs.
Heating the water in a typical home can consume up to 20 to 30 percent of the energy used by the entire household. That number can be even higher in cold-weather climates like that of Connecticut. It really can get expensive if you’re using a traditional storage tank heater that loses heat as it sits in the tank waiting to be used.
Water-heating costs can really add up over time and cost you piles of money. Luckily, a few simple tips can greatly reduce water-heating costs, freeing your pocketbook up for other expenses: