Water Heating

Tips to save on hot water

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Most homes use 225 litres of hot water every day. From enjoying a hot shower to running the dishwasher, hot water makes life at home more comfortable and convenient. As water heating is your home’s second highest energy expense, these energy-saving tips can help lower your bill without sacrificing comfort.

Natural gas advantages and how your home uses hot water

Natural gas has many advantages

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    Safe, abundant and affordable.

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    Heats water twice as fast as electricity.

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    Stable, all-day low pricing.

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    Reliable supply, even during a power outage.

DIY low-cost tips

Even small investments can lead to substantial savings.

  • Fix leaky faucets—a slight drip can fill two and a half bathtubs (800 litres) over a month.
  • Install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators to cut hot water use in half without sacrificing pressure.
  • Insulate the first two metres of water pipes, but keep pipe wrap at least 15 cm clear of the exhaust vent.

Long-term investments

Replacing an appliance? Go high efficiency.

  • Look for an ENERGY STAR® certified dishwasher— compared to a standard model, you’ll save nearly 15,000 litres of water over its lifetime.
  • Choose front-loading washing machines. ENERGY STAR® certified models use 33 percent less water than standard units.
  • Install a drain water heat recovery system. It pre-heats the cold water feeding your water heater which can reduce energy costs by 30 percent.
  • For older models, install heat traps to save energy—most newer models have them already installed.

Get rebates for water heaters and more

Start with a home energy assessment, then get rebates if you complete at least two energy-smart upgrades.

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Please note: Enbridge Gas does not sell, service, or repair water heaters, furnaces or any other appliances. If you require service, you’ll need to find a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor for repairs and maintenance. Check the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) or the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRA) for certified contractors.

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