How to Keep Your House Cool During a Heat Wave
By: Julie Day
Keeping Cool Tip #9: Use Less Hot Water
Turn your hot water heater down to a lower temperature setting so it will run less and produce less heat.
Hot showers create a lot of excess heat and humidity in the house, so:
- Take shorter showers to reduce humidity and heat.
- Take cool – rather than hot – showers.
- Run the bathroom exhaust fan when showering or bathing, and keep it running for 20 minutes afterward, to remove excess heat and humidity.