There are simple steps anyone can take to reduce their water heat usage and save money.
Take showers instead of baths: Showering requires less water than a traditional bath. Baths are nice, but they tend to be wasteful.
Spend less time in the shower: Though it can be a pain, one of the best ways to cut your water bill is to spend less time in the shower. Hot showers are relaxing, but those minutes standing there with your eyes closed add up.
Lower your water heater’s temperature: Lowering your water heater’s temperature by just a few degrees can translate into big savings in the long term.
Turn off your water: Be sure not to let hot water run while scrubbing dishes, etc. Ideally your water should be off any time you aren’t actively using it. Every second counts!
Insulate: Insulating the water heater and the first few feet of pipes connected to the heater means less heat lost and less money wasted.
There are lots of simple ways to lower your water heating cost. One of the best ways to save money is often to replace your water heater with a newer more energy-efficient unit. Tankless, or on-demand, water heaters or hybrid units are good options also for reducing water heating costs. While these choices may seem more expensive at first, they will actually save you money in the long run.
Also be on the lookout for energy-saving dishwashers and washing machines to help save on water heating costs.