26 Sep '11, 5pm

Water uses energy. Energy uses water... #home #energy

Water uses energy. Energy uses water. The "water-energy nexus" — as it has come to be known — is one of the emerging hot topics when it comes to making homes greener and more resource-efficient. The Home Energy Saver does not currently provide recommendations for reducing water use, but it does help you understand where your water is currently going (see the Appliances drill-down report from the Compare > Summary page). The material on this page provides some more background and resources for you to keep in mind. Water uses energy The most tangible link is that when your water is heated, every drop contains a hidden "drop" of energy. Saving hot water translates directly into water-heating energy savings. Such savings are available at hot water taps, showers and tubs, as well as dish- and clotheswashing appliances. Evaporative coolers (aka "swamp coolers"), used in many par...

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