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Water & Water Heating

Water is an essential and limited resource, not to be wasted. Treating and pumping water to your home consumes energy. Heating that water consumes even more energy; it accounts for 15–40% of a household’s energy bill.

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Resources

California Energy Commission’s Guide to Selecting Water Heaters


Choosing Storage Water Heaters


Directory of Certified Product Performance (Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute)


ENERGY STAR-Rated Heat Pump Water Heaters


Estimating and Comparing Water Heating Costs” (DOE)


Graywater Laws


Green Plumbers USA


Installation Guidelines for Solar DHW Systems in One and Two Family Dwellings. Peter Hollander et al., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980 (Education Resources Information Center)
U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:

Drain Water Heat Recovery


Energy Saver Water Heating


Water Heating Overview


Water Heater Rescue


Water Heating (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy):
aceee.org/topics/water-heating
aceee.org/consumer/water-heating


WaterSense (an EPA Partnership program):
Showerheads
WaterSense-labeled toilets

Discussion Forum

Watt about Water?

Water uses energy. Energy uses water. The "water-energy nexus"—as it has come to be known—is one of the emerging hot topics when it comes to making homes greener and more resource-efficient. The …Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 18, 2013.

How Much Water and Money Can You Save?

The average American family spends about 18% of their total energy bill on hot water. That’s about $400 per year to heat water with natural gas—or about $650 with an electric water heater. In warmer…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.

Do Today/Do Later

Water projects you can do today:Insulate your water heater tank and pipes.Save hot and cold water with a few simple changes in your behavior.Reuse graywater in your garden.Set up a maintenance…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.

Install Water-Saving Devices

There are many…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 15, 2013.

 

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