3. V. WATER HEATERS

  • Gas storage water heaters that have earned the ENERGY STAR are about 15 percent more efficient than conventional models.
    Source: U.S. EPA
  • Choosing a gas storage water heater that has earned the ENERGY STAR instead of a standard model can save about $460 over the lifetime of the water heater. Larger families can save even more money.

    Note: Savings for an average household of 2.6 people.
    Source: U.S. EPA
  • Choose an ENERGY STAR certified gas storage model instead of a standard model and save about $40 per year. Larger families can save even more money.
    Source: U.S. EPA
  • ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters can save the average household over $300 per year on its electric bills compared to a standard electric water heater. That's enough money to go on a weekend getaway every year. Larger families, which typically use more hot water, will save even more!
    Source: U.S. EPA
  • You don't use hot water 24-hours a day, but a standard tank-type water heater consumes energy round-the-clock to keep the water in its tank hot. By heating water only when you need it, ENERGY STAR certified tankless water heaters save the typical family more than $80 per year on gas bills compared to a standard storage model.
    Source: U.S. EPA

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Updated: June 2013