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    Here's a tip that I usually do to save money.

    Use a timer power plug.

    There are a number of power plug that has an in-built timer.

    Use it in places that may require you to run like 24 hours but you don't need it at an extended time.

    For example, I usually auto-switch off my water boiler every night at 12am, and it will auto switch on at 6am.

    I save 6 hours of useless electricity.

    I notice that I have a 10% drop in my bills.

    Try it out!

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    Yep, I remember my parents using timer plugs when I was a child for the lights. I don't have a need for one, but they are great if one goes out of town and could cut down on energy use for several things.

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    But what can you do if you have a gas water heater? I turned down the thermostat on it a little bit but not much into cold showers....

    Where else would this work? I like that idea.

    I put the 'water heater blanket' on the appliance and I think that helped some but would like to do more.

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    You need to be aware of the risk from Legionella, the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires’ disease from hot water tanks with water temperatures between 70°F and 100°F - so it's best to maintain a temperature of 120°F or hotter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grainlady View Post
    You need to be aware of the risk from Legionella, the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires’ disease from hot water tanks with water temperatures between 70°F and 100°F - so it's best to maintain a temperature of 120°F or hotter.
    Thanks GL.........didn't realize that is one of the sources of it.

    Good info to know..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grainlady View Post
    You need to be aware of the risk from Legionella, the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires’ disease from hot water tanks with water temperatures between 70°F and 100°F - so it's best to maintain a temperature of 120°F or hotter.
    I never thought that, that is the source of that bad bacteria...
    Thanks for the info...now i would definitely be aware and maintain my temperature into that preferred level.

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