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Do water heater timers work as advertised?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 24, 2012 01:01 AM
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by last modified May 23, 2012

I am considering installing a timer on our home's gas-fueled water heater.  I just purchased a home in Arkansas having a relatively new standard 50-gal gas-fueled water heater storage tank. I am hoping to significantly decrease CO2 emissions and lower the gas bill without having to purchase a very expensive alternative system.




 

 

I am considering installing a timer on our home's gas-fueled water heater.  I just purchased a home in Arkansas having a relatively new standard 50-gal gas-fueled water heater storage tank. I am hoping to significantly decrease CO2 emissions and lower the gas bill without having to purchase a very expensive alternative system.

Stephan,

Unfortunately marketing hype seldom delivers on its promises. 

Shutting off a gas-fired water heater for a period of time when you aren’t using hot water will not result in much energy savings.

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