June Tip of the Month-Electric Water Heater kWh Usage

  • An electric water heater uses approximately 14 kWh hours per day.
  • That equals 405 kWh per month.
  • This equates to approximately $45 on your monthly electric bill.

Save energy and money by lowering your water heater thermostats to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This will also slow mineral buildup and corrosion in your water heater and pipes.

Consider insulating your water heater tank, which could reduce standby heat losses by 25 to 45 percent and save you about 4 to 9 percent in water heating costs. You can find pre-cut jackets or blankets available for around $20.

Source: Energy Gov. website

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