How to Future-Proof a Museum Collection
Larry Weingarten, longtime friend and contributor to Home Energy magazine, recently moved his Water Heater Museum from his home in Salinas, California, to a very special place on the East Coast. The museum had enjoyed ...
Pulling Utilities Together: Water-Energy Partnerships
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]
SMUD'S Solar Water Heating Program
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]
A Cheaper Solar Water Heater
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]
Controlling Recirculation Loop Heat Losses
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]
Ready, Get Set, Heat Water!
According to E Source in Boulder, Colo., optimal setpoint for residential water heaters is 111deg.F. [continue reading]
Once Heated, Twice Used
Dual-integrated appliances-water heaters used to provide both domestic hot water and space heating-have seen increased use in recent years, primarily in the warmer climates of the mid-Atlantic states. [continue reading]
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.