Does your water heater eat like a horse?

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Heating water is the second largest energy expense in your home. If your water heater operates on overdrive, it could be costing more than you bargained for, and eating up hard-earned cash that’s better used elsewhere. While you’re trying to stock away money for that dream vacation or a shiny new car, the silent money gobbler chews into your family budget.

There are plenty of ways you can put an end to the gluttony. Practical Systems presents ten top tips that will keep your water at the right temperature without breaking the bank.

Use what you need and not a drop more.

Install low-flow faucets and showerheads, and repair leaky faucets right away. It’s tempting to leave a little drip here and there, but seriously, a leaky tap can waste gallons of water over a short time period.

Take control.

Set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It will be enough to keep you comfy in the shower, and wash your clothes and floors squeaky clean.

Has home heating or air conditioning got you frazzled? Call (952) 933-1868.

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