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A few simple ways to cut your home energy bills

How are you reducing your hot water?

Dec. 20, 2018

The second biggest energy expense in your house, after heating and cooling, is heating the water.

Use less hot water and you'll save money. It’s as simple as that.

There are many ways to reduce hot water consumption:

  • Try a shorter shower.
  • Don't let the water run when shaving.
  • Don't rinse your dishes, just scrape them before you put them the dishwasher.

You can cut the energy needed to wash your clothes by using warm water instead of hot. Using cold water will save even more. Based on its testing, Consumer Reports says your clothes will still get clean. That’s because detergents have been reformulated to do a fine job in cool water.

More Info: Smart Ways to Save on Your Hot Water Bill

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