The Elusive Search for an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

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The Elusive Search for an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

My Sunday kayak adventure with my wife and friends on Lake Tahoe was magic. Paddling that beautiful lake relaxed me to the point where, by the time I reached home, I was ready for a ...

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Evaluating Low-income Water Heater Fuel Switching

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March 01, 1994

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) staff was interested in conducting a pilot program to look at the feasibility, cost and energy savings of electric-to-gas water heater conversions. [continue reading]

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Everything I Know about Energy-Efficient Showerheads I Learned in the Field

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January 01, 1994

The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides wholesale electric power to more than 100 retail distribution utilities in the Pacific Northwest. [continue reading]

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Ballistic Water Heater

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September 01, 1993

The cost of heating water went through the roof for one man recently when his hot water heater exploded and rocketed through the roof of his home. [continue reading]

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Pulling Utilities Together: Water-Energy Partnerships

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July 01, 1993

Install high-efficiency showerheads and faucets in the average U.S. house, and the water meter will report about 6,000 gallons of water saved in one year. Not bad. But the savings continue. If the house has an electric water heater, the electric meter will show about 600 kilowatt-hours savings; if it's a gas heater, the savings will be 30 therms. [continue reading]

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SMUD'S Solar Water Heating Program

Author: Cliff Murley
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May 01, 1993

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) serves roughly 60,000 residential customers with electric water heaters, each consuming up to 5,500 kWh annually. [continue reading]

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A Cheaper Solar Water Heater

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May 01, 1993

With an average initial price tag of $2,500, solar water heaters--which are usually designed for households of four or more--have long been expensive. [continue reading]

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Controlling Recirculation Loop Heat Losses

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January 01, 1993

Domestic hot water heating accounts for 15-27% of the total energy use in a typical Minneapolis apartment building, not counting energy used for lighting and electric appliances. [continue reading]

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Ready, Get Set, Heat Water!

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January 01, 1993

According to E Source in Boulder, Colo., optimal setpoint for residential water heaters is 111deg.F. [continue reading]

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 She Cut Her Energy Bills by 69% & Got to Pearl Gold

Lindsay Bachman

She Cut Her Energy Bills by 69% & Got to Pearl Gold

When discussing cutting energy consumption, but still staying cool in the hot summer months in Arizona, Jan tells her clients ...

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