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Power saving with the water heater

  1. Sep 24, 2005 #1

    Mk

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    Will turning the water heater on and off save pwoer!>!>?!???
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2005 #2

    Moonbear

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    How long did you plan to turn it off? If you're just going to turn it off a few hours and turn it back on when it's time to shower, probably not. But if you're going away for a month's vacation, it would.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2005 #3

    cronxeh

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    Perhaps instead of being concerned with the consumption aspect you should simply increase amount of electricity available to you - get solar cells, windmills, etc?
     
  5. Sep 24, 2005 #4

    Chi Meson

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    I notice you are in Guam. If you are considering getting a timer that controls the time your electric heater switches on, I'd say you would save enough money in eight years to pay for the timer.
     
  6. Sep 24, 2005 #5

    cronxeh

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    :rofl:

    thats cold dude
     
  7. Sep 24, 2005 #6
    Some water heaters are more efficient, or insulation on the heater (not sure of the details on this one) can help reduce energy consumption, or turning it down a degree or two (or five) so it doesn't need to heat up so much - These things help too.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2005 #7

    Mk

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    I'm not planning on anything, I just am curious. The first one.

    Solar cells would cost more than I would gain, and windmills! I don't have enough land, I don't have enough money, and Greenpeace people would be knocking on my door how I'm hunting birds unfairly.

    Well, I'm not considering the water at all for that reason.
     
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