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Gene Haynes
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E-mail: geno03245w@gmail.com

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Waterheatertimer.org is a self-help website
About: I am retired residential contractor from Bloomington Indiana, living in Rosenberg Texas.
Retired in 2001 and begin using photoshop, and figured out how to post a website in 2009.
Started writing webpages based on questions people asked on the internet, so others with same question could find answer.

Background: Started drawing in grade school, started work at 13 selling newspapers, first power saw at 14, electric wiring around the house at 14.
Attended Indiana University, graduated 1982 with undergrad in business.
Worked as repairman and painter.
Moved to Houston area in 1982 and built house few years later.
Started a home repair business that evolved into remodeling and finally specialized in fixing and painting homes.
People in west suburbs of Houston might remember my business called Paint’N. Along with a few helpers, we fixed and painted houses in assembly-line fashion for several years.
Why water heater timers? Water heater timers came up because I wanted to cut household costs.

Frankly, attic insulation should be FIRST because it will save the most money right away. 
While crawling around in the attic, use a strip of newspaper taped to stick and check heat/AC ducts for leaks. 
Efficient heat/air unit should follow as the biggest money-saver. 
While figuring expensive items, make a list of daily energy-use, including water heater.

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Next, I focused on household electric use. 
I saw that all electric appliances could be switched off except refrigerator-freezer and water heater. 
I cleaned back and bottom of refrigerator and called that good enough. 
I was surprised water heater consumed up to 16% of electric bill in colder months, yet hot water use each day is small.

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GE 15070 timer on my wall controls water heater

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Eye-level installation: easy to change times, set override, reset current time after power outage and seasonal time-change, and turn water heater ON-and-OFF manually to override timer function.
30-minute timer intervals: Summertime 15-30 minutes for shower, wintertimer 30-45 minutes for shower.
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