According to Energy Star, a faucet leaking hot water can add 212 gallons of water to your bill each month. But you won’t just be paying for the H20 – you’ll also be shelling out for the energy required to heat that water. And while you’re at it, lower the temperature on your water heater to 140 degrees and give yourself a break on the utility bill that way, too.
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- “How Vampire Power Works.” How Stuff Works. (Mar. 5, 2012) https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/everyday-tech/vampire-power.htm
- “Standby Power and Energy Vampires.” Energy Star. (Mar. 5, 2012) http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.vampires
- “Energy Saving Tips.” Energy Star. (Mar. 5, 2012) http://www.pge.com/en/myhome/saveenergymoney/savingstips/index.page