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Replace your water heater
Some water heaters lose much of the heat they consume. This is especially true of older and lower cost models, and important in homes with large numbers of people.
What You Need to Do
Step 1Go to an appliance or plumbing/supply vendor with a wide range of energy-saving water heaters and arrange to have your replaced.
Step 2Be sure to select an energy efficient replacement.
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If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.