According to ecomall.com, each 10 degree reduction saves 600 pounds of CO2 per year (electric water heater) or 440 pounds of CO2 per year (gas water heater). That’s like saving 20-30 gallons of gas a year. Think how much that would save if every household participated in this free tip!
For step-by-step instructions on how to lower the temperature on your water heater watch this video.
*From Energy.gov: “If you have a suppressed immune system or chronic respiratory disease, you may consider keeping your hot water tank at 140ºF.”
There is so much work to do to heal our planet that it can feel overwhelming to determine where to start. That’s why 7th Generation Advisors launched the Personal Climate Action Center, a new initiative designed to encourage people to take individual action against climate change.
At 7th Generation Advisors we
are diligently working with scientists, policymakers, activists and
clean tech companies to create a clean energy economy for all, to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, and to protect all living things seven
generations into the future. We care about the future of our planet.
Will you join us?