A Billion Acts of Green: Adjust Your Water Heater

It's time for a new Billion Acts of Green action! This month’s action is quite simple: Adjust Your Water Heater. The average homeowner spends about $400-600 annually on heating water, accounting for 14-18% of the total energy bill.

During installation, water heaters are typically set at 140°F. However, the average person can only withstand 120°F water without burning. Turning down the temperature just 20 degrees will not only conserve wasted energy, but it will also save you $30-60 annually. Best of all, there is no cost.

Take the pledge to reduce your water heater temperature today!

For specific instructions on how to adjust your thermostat, check out the US Department of Energy’s webpage.