Save hot water
to save energy.
Hot water usage is responsible for 25% of energy consumption, according to energy.gov.au. If you're looking to save on your energy bills, hot water consumption is a great place to start.
Start by reducing hot water usage – the shower and laundry are a great place to start. Reduce the time spent in the shower or install water saving showerheads. Use the cold water setting when washing your clothes, as this can result in significant annual savings. Most delicate and everyday clothing items don't need to be washed in warm water, so using cold water will do the job.
Another way to save on hot water is to insulate exposed hot water pipes. By insulating your pipes, you can reduce heat loss during water transportation. This is an investment towards energy savings, although one that pays off.
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