Here are some tips to save energy and lower your utility bills when using the hot water heater in your home:

  • Lower the thermostat on your hot water heater to 120° F.
  • Insulate the hot water pipes coming from your hot water heater as well as elsewhere in your home.
  • Drain a bucket of water from your hot water heater several times a year to remove sediment and allow it to work more efficiently.
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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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