Water use & heating
Water and home heating account for most of your home’s overall energy costs.
Reduce your water use and save money on your energy bill. Low-flow showerheads can save up to 7,200 litres of water a year, and by using less hot water you can save up to $30 on your energy bill and up to $30 on your water bill.
Install water and energy saving devices such as low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators to reduce your water heating costs.
Another way you can save money on water heating is by installing a drain water heat recovery system. Drain water heat recovery systems can save you up to 25% on your water heater’s energy consumption. This leads to a longer life for your water heater and more savings on your energy bill.
Choosing a water heater
The decision to replace a water heater often needs to be made in a hurry. Although standard water heaters usually last about 7 to 12 years, they can fail at any time. This may occur at night or on a weekend when there is little time to comparison shop.