Hot Water

In Newfoundland and Labrador hot water accounts for about 13% of a home’s electricity usage. That means that water heating cost you about $245 a year. Here are some ways you can save money by cutting down on how much hot water your use:

Laundry Day?

Wash clothes in cold water. Washing your clothes in cold water can save you over $175 a year. Water heating accounts up to 90% of the energy your washer uses.

Need a new washer? Certain energy efficient models qualify for a $100 takeCHARGE rebate.

Shower Savings

Installing a high performance showerhead can save you about $35 annually. Plus, get a $10 instant rebate during Instant Rebate campaigns.

Take a short shower instead of a bath to cut you hot water use by over half.

Kitchen Helpers

For as low as $5 you can add an aerator to your kitchen faucet and save about $14 a year.

Hang up that dish cloth. Dishwashers use less water than washing by hand. Make sure the dishwasher is full and if you are in the market for a new one, choose ENERGY STAR®.

Tank Tips

Reduce heat loss by wrapping the first three feet of piping to and from your hot water tank.

Going on vacation? Turn off your electric water heater at the panel.