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Hot water heater switch

in hot water

Our low pressure hot water heater has been going for a little over a year now.

We've worked out a pretty good system where I turn it on about an hour before dinner which gives more than enough hot water for the dishes.

Makes me wonder how much energy we've saved over this past year compared to a hot water heater going all the time?

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We're in an off grid place in Oz, and have little electricity to spare. Thus to do our dishes in the winter I boil a kettle (well bring it to 80°C). I wonder whether that, or heating your electric water heater uses more energy.

Ps if I need more hot water or to shower, I light our wood cookstove, which has a boiler in back and heats a tank of hot water. In Summer, we have solar hot water panels - but they break if they freeze, so they get disconnected in the winter.

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