Get smart by installing a tankless water heater; also called a "demand water heater", which heats up water only when you need it. Standard water heaters result in wasted energy, since much of the time water sits in the tank unused, slowly losing heat. With a tankless water heater; you'll save 24 to 34% versus standard heaters, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Plus, you won't run out of hot water in the middle of a shower.
Consider a gas-fired tankless heater rather than an electric model, which requires a substantial amount of electricity to run. Tankless units cost a little more upfront than conventional water heaters, but save money over time.
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