Greater Vancouver Buying an Energy-Efficient Water Heater
Here are some tips for running or buying an energy efficient water heater:
- Insulate your water heater. If the outside of your water heater feels warm to the touch, you will lose heat and save money by adding more insulation.
- Lower the settings on water heater. Experiment within the 40°C- 60°C range to find the lowest setting which supplies you with enough hot water.
- Insulation-wrap water pipes from the water heater to laundry, kitchen and bathroom
- Consider a new tankless water heater, which can save as much as 50 %of the cost of heating water.