Water tips

  • Take short showers instead of baths.
  • Lower the thermostat(s) on your hot water heater to 120° F (typically the lower half of dial-type thermostats).
  • Buy a new energy-efficient water heater. It may cost a bit more initially, but the energy savings will continue throughout the lifetime of the water heater. Look for ENERGY STAR models.
  • Wash only full loads of clothes or dishes.
  • Install faucet aerators or low-flow faucets and shower heads.
  • If heating your family's swimming pool, purchase a swimming pool cover to prevent evaporation of the heated water.