Water heating accounts for about 18% of your home's energy use and is the typically the second largest energy expense in any home. 

You can reduce your water heating bills in four primary ways:

  • Using less hot water
  • Using energy-saving strategies, such as turning down the thermostat on your water heater
  • Insulating your water heater and pipes
  • Buying a new, more efficient model or type of water heater.

      If you have a pool, energy-saving strategies and efficient water heaters and pumps will help you save energy and money, while keeping your pool comfortable.

      Check out our water heating infographic, and explore the following topics to start saving on your water heating expenses:

      Water Heating Topics

      Selecting a New Water Heater
      Tankless? Storage? Solar? Save money on your water heating bill by choosing the right type of energy-efficient water heater for your needs.
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      Sizing a New Water Heater
      When buying a new water heater, bigger is not always better. Learn how to buy the right size of water heater.
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      Tankless or Demand-Type Water Heaters
      Looking to save money and energy? A tankless water heater might be the right choice for your small household.
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      Heat Pump Water Heaters
      If you live in a warm place, a heat pump might be your ticket to lower energy bills.
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      Storage Water Heaters
      Installing a storage water heater? Learn about selecting, installing, and maintaining a storage water heater.
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      Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heaters
      Can you use your home's space heating system to heat your water? An indirect water heater can do just that.
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      Solar Water Heaters
      Solar energy isn't just for electricity. Learn how a solar water heater works.
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      Drain-Water Heat Recovery
      Did you know that you can use heat from water that you've already used to preheat more hot water -- and reduce your water heating costs?
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      Reduce Hot Water Use for Energy Savings
      Fixing leaks, using low-flow fixtures, and buying energy-efficient appliances can help you save on water heating bills.
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      Swimming Pool Heating and Maintenance
      Own a swimming pool? Find strategies to reduce the cost of heating and maintaining your pool.
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