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Hot Water

From showers to doing dishes and laundry, the convenience of hot water is undeniable and hot water use can account for 20% of an average 3-4 person family's annual energy bill. Here are some Smart Habits to help you use your hot water more efficiently:

Kitchen Tips
No-cost
  • Soak and rinse pots and dishes in cold water instead of hot.
  • Use only enough hot water to do your dishes - don't fill the sink if you don't have to.
  • Do not pre-rinse dishes when using a dishwasher.
  • Wash only full loads in the dishwasher and skip the dry cycle by selecting the eco-settings.
  • Never let hot water run while you do other things like cleaning counters, sinks, etc.
  • Do not defrost food under warm, running water.
Bathroom Tips
No-cost
  • Take short showers, 10 minutes or less, whenever possible.
  • Showers tend to use less hot water than baths.
  • Never let hot water run while you clean the bathroom.
  • Turn off your hot water while shaving and use only for rinsing.
  • Avoid using hot water to prevent condensation on your toilet during summer months.
  • Use a minute timer to help limit shower time.
Easy, Low Cost
  • Install low flow shower heads and faucet aerators. A water-efficient showerhead uses about 50% less water and saves an average of $25/yr.
Laundry Tips
No-cost
  • Wash only full loads of clothes.
  • Use cold water as much as possible.
Plumbing Tips
Easy, Low Cost
  • Fix leaking hot water pipes and faucets as soon as possible.
  • Insulate hot water copper piping near your water heater, but be sure not to insulate the relief valve at the top of the tank.
  • Install low flow shower heads and faucet aerators. A water-efficient showerhead uses about 50% less water and saves an average of $25/yr.
  • Consider renting a well-insulated NB Power hot water heater.
Investment
  • Consider a toilet with an insulated tank when planning to buy a new one. This will help prevent condensation. Also, look for water saving low flush models.

Hot water – 20% of your energy use