Heat Water Wisely

Hot Water Tips

  • Use showerhead flow restrictions. You will use about half the water for showers, and you will hardly notice a change in water pressure.
  • Lower the thermostat on your dishwasher. 130 degrees Fahrenheit is an efficient and sanitary setting (check your owner's manual if you have a dishwasher). Lowering water temperature from 140 degrees to 130 degrees can cut your hot water costs up to 15%.
  • Use cold water when you can. For example, lightly-soiled laundry cleans fine in cold water.
  • Repair leaking faucets.
  • Insulate the pipes and hot water tank.

More Information


Find more tips on heating and cooling and energy efficiency. For more information on heating water, contact Light and Power at (970) 542-3912.