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Energy and Hot Water

26 March 2013

Ever think of how your hot water actually gets hot? Well, it takes energy!

When water comes into your house it is cold. To get hot water it has to be heated up by your water heater. Below is a picture of the inside of an electric water heater. Inside it has a piece of metal that gets really hot and heats up the water. Water heaters can use either electricity OR gas to heat the water.

Most important, the more hot water you use, the more electricity you use. So how can you help use less electricity? Use less hot water! Two great ways to save hot water:

One Comment leave one →
  1. 26 March 2013 11:05 am

    And wash clothes in cold water!

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