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In the average American home, water heating accounts
for about 20% or more of total household energy consumption.
Nationally the average household spends between $200 and
$500 per year for heating water.
Households with natural gas water heaters spend about $250, while those with electric water heaters are likely to spend closer to $400 or $500.
If your gas or oil water heater is more than fifteen years
old, it probably has an efficiency no higher than 50%. If you
have an electric water heater, its efficiency is probably high,
but the high cost per Btu of electricity makes it expensive to
One obvious way to reduce water heating energy
costs would be to replace your old heater with a higher
efficiency model or with one using a cheaper source of
energy. However, before looking at new…
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