An easy way to use less hot water
March 9, 2010
The average person reaches for a faucet many times each day. Without thinking, we often grab the hot water tap – even when we need such a small amount of water that hot water never actually reaches the faucet.
But, regardless of its temperature, every drop that comes out of the hot water tap costs energy (and money). That’s because every time the hot water tap is opened, hot water starts moving from the hot water tank toward the faucet. If it is ‘stranded’ somewhere along the way, it just cools and its energy is wasted.
So when you need just a little water, reach for the cold water tap – and save some precious hot water.