Setting Your Water Heater

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You can maximize the energy efficiency of your hot water heater with these tips:

  • Manually set the water heater to 120ºF, reducing fuel consumption by 5-10%.
  • Insulate your hot water pipes to reduce heat losses as the water is flowing to your faucet and reduce water waste.
  • Install an insulating jacket if possible.

Learn more about what to look for in energy efficient water heaters and how to make your current water heater even more efficient. 
Read more at Department of Energy.