16% of members are saving with this action!
In the average home, the hot water heater is set much higher than is necessary or desired. Many homes have it set well over 55C or 140F but water this temperature is never actually used. In the shower or sink it's normally mixed with cold water. Most people are happy with water under 45C or 120F, which will save a good amount of CO2 emissions and money.
Benefits and costs
|Annual CO2 Savings||200 - 300 kg|
|440 - 660 lbs|
|Annual Cash Savings||$15 - $30|
|Initial Cost||$0 - $0|
|Time to pay for itself||0.0 - 0.0 years|
|CO2 saved per year per initial dollar invested||200.00 - 300.00 kg|
* These value ranges were taken from many sources including product documentation, published reports, and the reference material linked here.
If everyone did this ...
If every household in the US did this, it could save a collective 39,600,000 tons of CO2 per year!
This would be equivalent to:
- Taking 7,764,706 cars off the road for a year
- Producing 2,977,444 tons of Beef
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