Use Your Water Heater Less — and Save Money — With These Tips
You may be completely unaware that you’re literally throwing money down the drain with an inefficient water heater, but the fact is you probably are. Hot water waste and overuse drives up energy costs for many families, but thankfully there’s an easy solution. Take a few small steps to use your water heater less and save money on heating expenses.
Opt for cold water when possibleMost people don’t realize that cold water is just fine for a lot of laundering, especially for rinsing.
- Switch to cold washes for most loads. Clothes still get clean, but you save money.
- For heavily soiled clothing or items that recommend a warm wash, go ahead and follow the instructions on the label, but rinse in cold water for savings.