Saving dollars – and energy – on your electric water heater

With time-of-use billing, it’s more important than ever to program your electrical water heater and other appliances properly


Electric water heaters are used on many farms and rural properties in Ontario. The only significantly cheaper source of energy for water heating is natural gas, which is not available to most rural properties.

So let’s look at how the standard 40- or 60-gallon electrical water heaters perform their functions. An understanding is critical so that adjustment errors are not made.

Better Farming - May 2011