Saving Money by Keeping Hot Water Heater on "Low"?
December 31, 2008 4:13 PM Subscribe
Am I saving myself money by turning my propane heater to "Low" when I'm not using hot water?
posted by Andrea2880 to home & garden (7 answers total)
I live alone, and usually only use hot water to shower, once a day. About 20 minutes before I take a shower, I turn it up only as hot as I need it, and turn it back to low before getting in the shower, as there is more than enough water for one shower, and I don't need it making me more hot water that's only going to get cold before tomorrow's shower.
I don't have laundry or a dishwasher, and after the shower there is usually enough hot (or at least warm) water left to do dishes if needed.
So am I really saving myself money by doing this? Or is it costing me money because once a day the water has to go from luke-warm to hot?