Turn off your water heater during peak hours
Water heating is one of the biggest energy users in a typical home.
Step by step:
- Turn the water heater down or off during peak hours. To turn it down, use the temperature dial on the water heater. To turn it off, switch off the circuit breaker to which it's connected.
- Turn it back on. After peak hours, restore your water heater to the normal temperature — 120°F is sufficient for most homes.
For convenience, consider getting a programmable timer installed on your electric water heater.