Up to 38% of your home’s yearly energy usage can go on producing and storing the hot water it needs for things like cooking, bathing, and cleaning clothes and dishes^.
Having showers instead of baths and keeping your shower time under 4 minutes can go a long way in keeping your hot water usage down.
Insulating your water heater’s pipes can keep its water hotter for longer.
A low-flow showerhead can cut down your shower’s energy and hot water usage.
Save energy by washing as many loads as you can using cold water.
Avoid overfilling your laundry tub with more water than you actually need.
You can tell if your water heater has any leaks by looking for pools of water around its base. Also, listen for any water that’s running when your taps are turned off. This may suggest your home has a cracked or broken water pipe.
A dripping tap can leak hundreds of litres a year, costing you plenty. Make sure taps are turned off tightly and repair any that are leaking.
While there are energy efficient water heaters available, a solar hot water service can use the power of the sun instead of adding to the total of your gas or electricity bills.