CONTROL WATER HEATER USE EFFICIENTLY & EFFECTIVELY
YOU'LL ONLY NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE ON YOUR MONTHLY STATEMENT
WATER HEATER LOAD MANAGEMENT
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- Your water heater may be shut off during peak periods of electrical demand via a radio signal
- Water heater will shut down for a maximum of 4 or 6 hours in a consecutive 10-hour period
- There is no charge for the Load Management hardware
- You will recieve a $3 per month credit for each water heater on the program, provided the kWh usage requirements are met
- This program runs all year long
- The electric water heater must be your sole source of hot water to be eligible for the program
Water heating is likely the 3rd largest expense in your home and typically accounts for 14% of your utility bill. Four main ways to cut your water heating bills are to use less hot water, turn down your water heater's thermostat, insulate your water heater, and buy a more energy efficient water heater.
- Replace leaky faucets; a leaky faucet wastes gallons of water in a short period
- Insulate your electric hot-water storage tank and pipes
- Insulate your gas or oil hot-water storage tank and pipes, but do not cover the water heater's top, bottom, thermostat or burner compartment. If needed, seek professional help.
- Install aerating low-flow faucets and showerheads
- Lower your water heater's thermostat to a temperature around 115°F
- Take showers instead of baths. You use 15-25 gallons of hot water for a bath, but less than 10 gallons for a 5-minute shower
- Consider installing a drain water waste heat recovery system