Did you know you can easily save money by installing a timer on your hot water heater? Similar to how air conditioning works, a hot water heater will run for a period of time to keep the water at a set temperature. Why not save your hard-working hot water heater from keeping your hot water HOT by letting the water cool down during off-peak hours — like during the middle of the night when no one is using hot water in the house?
According to EnergySavors.gov:
You can install a timer yourself. Timers are most cost effective if you don’t want to install a heat trap and insulate your water heater tank and pipes. Timers aren’t as cost effective or useful on gas water heaters because of their pilot lights.
Installing a hot water heater timer will also extend the life of your hot water heater as it will not constantly be running. Many options are available for hot water heater timers, like those for electric or gas, digital or analog.
Make this a Saturday project. Your energy savings will be almost instant!