BALTIMORE (WJZ) ― Water heating is the third largest energy expense for the home.
Jessica Kartalija reports it typically accounts for 12 percent of the utility bill.READ MORE: Victims In Triple Fatal Fire In Baltimore Rowhome Remembered During Funeral
There are a few ways to cut costs. First, lower the thermostat on the water heater. They often come from the factory with high temperature settings.READ MORE: Baltimore Gang Member Faces Up To 36 Years For Pleading Guilty To Two Murders, Drug Distribution Charges
Insulate the electric hot water storage tank. Be careful not to cover your thermostat.
Lastly, try insulating the first six feet of the hot and cold water pipes connected to the water heater.MORE NEWS: Sex Offender Faces 10 Years In Federal Prison For Accessing With Intent To View Child Porn