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Lower Your Residential Electricity Cost with Your Water Heater.

Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Lower your residential electricity cost with your water heater.
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Of course, we would all like to pay less for the electricity we use in the home. Having a low electricity rate is important but it is not everything. Here I tell you more about how to lower the cost of residential electricity.

Actually, Texas electricity rates are very competitive, what we have to focus on is how we use electricity in our homes.

Smart Choice Power is committed to helping you see ways to reduce your energy consumption. In this way, pay less for what you are charged for electricity.

In this blog, I will give you advice for you to lower your residential electricity cost with your water heater.

In many cases, the water heater uses more than 13% of the electricity we consume in the home. Let's do something about it, here are the tips.

Keeping the water heater thermostat in the "HOT" mode consumes a lot of electricity unnecessarily, it can be left in "MEDIUM".

Save hot water. One of the functions of the water heater (tank) is to keep the water hot all the time, when we open the tap to have hot water, it takes time to warm up since the water that is kept in the pipes are cold. Similarly, the water that comes from the utility comes through pipes and reaches the water tank cold and the heater does its job of heating that water.

Shorter showers; the same happens as the above.

A lot of energy is used to keep the water hot in the water heater tank.

Solutions for you to lower your residential electricity cost with your water heater.

  • Set the water heater thermostat to HALF or MEDIUM.

  • Use hot water when necessary,

  • When showering, be aware, and reduce the time you take to take a bath.

  • Identify if hot water outlets do not drip.


Tankless Water Heater
Tankless Water Heater

For more ideas on how to save on electricity you can read more articles like this one in SCP BLOG and in our POWER BLOG.

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