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- Take showers instead of bath. Save 10 gallons hot water each time.

- Hand wash dishes/ run full loads

- Fix leaks. Dripping faucet can cause cold water to enter tank continually.

- Low flow faucets & shower heads

- Don't run water continually when brushing teeth

- Don't turn on hot side when using cold water
Read about crossover

- Install pressure reducing valve. See installation

- Read more ways to save with water heater
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Maintain water heater



For large bathtub, use 80 gallon first hour
Size chart shows First Hour delivery rating
First hour is capacity of tank at peak-usage times.
For example at night when everybody is taking a shower or bath

Increase amount of hot water with changes and maintenance
How to adjust temperature
How to increase amount of hot water
How to maintain water heater

Homes with garden tub, whirlpool bath, or oversized tub = first hour 80 gallon


Avoid oversized bathtubs.
It's not cheap to heat all that hot water.
Buy a spa.
Drive to ocean and support tourism.
Large bathtub / whirlpool tub

Recommend 80 gallon first hour delivery
Electric: minimum 60-to-80 gallon size just for that one tub
Gas: minimum 50 gallon size just for that one tub

Electric heat pump water heaters generally cannot produce enough hot water.

Tankless promise unlimited hot water, but temperature of water is 120 F and water in tub may be cool by time tub fills. Cost of maintenance and repairs never pay back. All costs are energy
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Turn up thermostat on any water heater to increase amount of available hot water
How to adjust temperature
How to increase amount of hot water
Cost to run water heater

water consumption bathtub
Safety grab bar
Use safety grab bar on bathtub
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Bathtub safety grab bars

Chart for setting water heater timer
Kilowatts needed to heat water
Regular bath
uses 13- 15 gallons of hot water (20 gal water total)

Set water heater timer
45-60 minutes
for hot bath



Shower
uses 6 - 8 gallons of hot water 
(10 gal water total)

Set water heater timer
20-30 minutes
for hot shower

shower water

Rain barrel
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Set rain barrel higher than 550 gallon tank
Use bulkhead fitting to tap into rain barrel
Use 1-1/4" PVC water line to connect rain barrel to tank
Tank must be on flat concrete pad.
Cover top of rain barrel with hardware cloth to protect animals from falling into tank.

Use gutter to channel water to rain barrel.
Pour bath water into 55 gallon barrel using 5-gallon buckets
Low pressure water timer
Price of water What is water worth?

If you had to carry each gallon from the river up to your 2nd floor bathtub, when would you start to conserve?
Average home uses 1/2 acre-foot water per year.
135,000 gallons = 27,000 5-gallon buckets
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