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ENERGY STAR Water Heaters Mean BIG Savings – Ask the Expert

Water heaters are often the second highest energy user in the home. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, consider replacing it with a new ENERGY STAR certified model to save energy, save money, and help protect the climate. Investing in a planned replacement NOW can lock in big energy savings and help avoid a potential costly clean up when your old water heater fails. Don’t delay! Look for utility offers or other discounts in your area and see why ENERGY STAR is the right choice, right now!

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Have you ever had a question about saving energy in your home, but didn't know where to turn? Just ask the expert!

Your water heater could be the second largest energy user in your home, costing your family over $600 a year in energy bills. If you want to save energy, money and protect the environment, now is the time to upgrade and save big with EPA’s ENERGY STAR. 

ENERGY STAR water heaters come in both gas and electric models. Among the electric options, certified heat pump water heaters use less than half the energy of a standard model. They do this by using a highly efficient heat pump – essentially a refrigerator run in reverse – to transfer heat from the surrounding air to the water.

If your water heater is over 10 years old, now is the time to replace it with one that has earned the ENERGY STAR. Don’t wait until it fails.

An ENERGY STAR certified water heater could save a family of four $3,500 over its lifetime, and will pay for its additional cost in two years.

Do you have more questions for EPA? Just go to energystar.gov. It’s your one-stop shop for energy-saving information. Still have a question? Send in your video and ask the expert!