Estimating/Measuring Hot Water Heater Electrical Usage?

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"Jonathan Grobe" wrote in message

Generally an electric water heater is 30% of the electric bill. It takes a LOT of energy to heat water. And this is a good place to save on the electric bill.
If you have city chlorinated water*, you can get a water heater timer. Turn it on in the mornings for your showers, then off the rest of the day. You will have hot water for your shower, then residual warm water for hand and dish washing. This can reduce your electric bill quite a bit!
Skip showers if not necessary like weekends and in winter.
Wash clothes in cold water.
*Non-chlorinated water can grow bacteria if warm.
Water heater timer... http://www.rewci.com/inehwaheti24.html
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Bill wrote:

Chlorinated water can grow bacteria when warm. That's why you should never consume water from the water heater.
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