Water Heating and Conservation Tips | National Grid
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With the fourth Nor’easter in nearly three weeks right on our door step, we have hundreds of crews positioned across the region should the storm impact our system. Remember to keep safety a priority – before, during and after the storm. Be sure to have a supply of bottled drinking water and canned food handy. Power problems can sometimes interrupt public water supply systems or disable well pumps. It is also a good idea to check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance during an outage period.

Being smarter about water heating is better for your energy bill and the environment. Here are a few simple things you can do to conserve and heat water more efficiently.

Conserving water and upgrading your water heating system is a great way to save energy and money throughout your building:

  • Stop leaks. Repairing even small leaks saves gallons of water and dollars each month.
  • Install water-saving aerators, faucets, showerheads, low-flow spray valves, and urinals.
  • Set a maximum water temperature. Check your local codes for specific guidelines.
  • On heaters that are more than seven years old, install an insulation blanket. On both new and old heaters, insulate the first three feet of out pipe.