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GE 15070 timer to control my water heater.
Timer is mounted in-wall below attic light switch. Timer is same size as typical light switch

When Hot water is scheduled using timer, hot water consumption drops.
Reducing consumption is key to saving money and saving energy.
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Eye-level installation: easy to change schedule, and reset after power outage
Manual override is ON-OFF button that can permanently override timer.
30-minute intervals give good control of schedule: 30 minutes for shower in summer, and 60 minutes for shower in winter.
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