I'm sorry, but I have to say something here, because this is a subject which really gets me upset. Mostly because so many people are saying this and I just want to jump in and shut them up. How many time have you been told by your friends and family to turn off your water heater everyday between the hours of 6 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon to save electricity. I've even heard this from government which surprises me because they are not supposed to know a thing or two about conservation energy. But they do not.
People that tell you these are clearly deluded, do not get me wrong I know that they are actually trying to help and bless then for that but they're really wrong and I will explain why in a moment.
There could be only two reasons why government do this. One, we have people in charge who have NO experience with electricity and really just put out information that seems logical or two, and this I hope is not true because if it is, then it's VERY sad. They tell us this because it puts more money is there pocket.
Turning your water heater off every day does NOT and I repeat NOT save you electricity. It does the opposite. A water heater is heated up and lasts hot for a long period of time because it's well-insulated. There is a thermostat that controls the heat. It switches on every two hours or so for two minutes to keep the heat constant. So in affect the water heater is only on for 24 minutes a day if no one uses it. Not even half an hour. When water is used for a shower or a bath then a small amount of energy is used to replace the heat lost.
If you turned off your water heater everyday you can imagine how much energy you would use when turning it on again. Your bill would higher and so would your blood pressure.
Only if you are leaving for a holiday for a week and no one was using your home then it makes sense to turn off your water heater. So please do not be fooled by people that give bad advice it will only end up costing you.
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