Lower your hot water system temperature to save.
According to energy.gov.au, hot water systems can account for around 25% of energy use, and while the settings on a hot water system vary, there are some common settings that can help you manage your energy consumption.
Most hot water systems are set to 50 – 60 degrees. By keeping your temperature on the lower end of the scale, you can reduce the amount of energy used to keep the water warm. Often, we mix hot water with cool when we shower, so a reduction in temperature may still be comfortable and go largely unnoticed.
Some hot water systems contain a mode of operation which allows you to choose between 'normal', which provides a constant stream of hot water and 'eco', which conserves energy by reducing the temperature.
Timers are common on hot water systems and allow you to turn the hot water system on and off at specific times, such as peak and off-peak, so water is only being heated when likely to be used.
By understanding these settings, you may be able to optimise your hot water system and subsequent usage so you can manage your hot water system to save.
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