Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TMR Frugal Living Tip #67

Today's thrifty living tip is turn down your water heater to 120-125 degrees. I have mine set to 125 degrees which I find is comfortable for us year round. Most people have theirs set at 130-140 which can burn small children. You can save an average of 4% for every ten degrees you lower the temperature. Another way to save energy costs is to wrap the tank with a thermal blanket which can be bought at most hardware stores. If you have an electric tank, then setting a timer will also further your savings. Timers won't work well with gas water heaters.

5 comments:

draxc0la said...

nice tips.. thanks

satria said...

good posting I like it

thriftylittleblog said...

I didn't know it was 4% for every ten degrees- that's a pretty good savings! Thanks for the tip :).

Vicki said...

Wow, that is quite a bit for just a ten degree difference. it will definitely add up! Thanks!

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