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Energy Efficient Water Heating

We use around 24% of our total energy consumption to heat water. If you're buying a new water heater there are various environmentally friendly options, but there are also many ways to increase efficiency using the heating system you already have:

  • Avoid using the immersion heater as much as possible. Use your boiler instead.
  • Showers are five times more energy efficient than baths.
  • Use a good quality insulation on your hot water tank.
  • Keep your hot water cylinder at 60⁰C, it doesn’t need to be any higher.
  • Fix any leaky taps and avoid wasting water.
  • Don’t leave the hot tap running while washing dishes. Fill the sink instead.

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