According to the U.S. Department of Energy, water heating can account for 25% of a homeâ€™s energy use. This is a substantial percentage, representing thousands of dollars per year in energy costs.
The good news is there are multiple ways to increase your homeâ€™s energy-efficiency with respect to heated water.
The Department of Energy provides a list.
Some of the above items are costly to implement, and others are inexpensive. Most can be handled without hiring a plumber, especially those items at the top of the list.
As a Tracy homeowner, take control. Apply these energy-saving, water-heating strategies and youâ€™ll not only save money each month, but youâ€™ll lengthen the useful life of your homeâ€™s appliances and plumbing.
If youâ€™re in need a plumber referral, please ask.