Heating water in your home takes time and money, so consider these energy-saving accessories to help lower your monthly utility bills. Also look for the WaterSense label for water-efficient products.
Look for water-saving showerheads with the WaterSense label, which meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s water efficiency and performance criteria. The average family could conserve 2,700 gallons of water and more than 330 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually by using a WaterSense-labeled showerhead. Pick up one of these to help save as much as $200 a year on energy costs. (Prices vary.)
Water Tank Jacket
Heating water takes a lot of energy. Wrap your water tank with a jacket to improve insulation by as much as 75%. This insulation keeps the water hot so your water heater can take more frequent breaks — and you can save money. (Typical cost: $25–$30)