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Energy saving tips for old water heaters

By James Dulley from August 2014 Issue

Energy saving tips for  old water heaters

Credit: James Dulley

Old or new, setting your water heater's thermostat to 110 degrees can help lower your energy use. Adding extra insulation to the outside of your old water heater and to your pipes can make a big difference, too.

My 80-gallon electric water heater is getting old, but it does not leak. Since it is old, I imagine there are some things I can do to make it operate more efficiently…
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