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Top 10 Summertime Energy Savers

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Turn Down the Water Temperature


When you go on vacation, turn your water heater down or off. Also, try lowering your water temperature to 115 degrees. This is a comfortable setting for most uses, including showering. Use a low-flow shower head, install a water-saving toilet, and fix any leaky faucets. If you have a dishwasher, check the owner's manual to see the required temperature for cleaning dishes. Some dishwashers come with a built in water heater, and you can use it to bring the water temperature up to the recommended level.

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