James Dulley's
Cut Your Utility Bills column
for Statewide Editors Assoc.

    "Saving money in an
Earth-friendly manner"


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James Dulley Bio
Mechanical Engineer
Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
  Nationally-Syndicated Columns
(200 newspapers and magazines)

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Dulley April 2018 column - .TXT

Dulley April 2018 column - .DOC

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319u - "How to make your old electric water heater cost less to operate" - c319-1.jpg - Tall 80-gallon electric water heater is frist wrapped with fiberglass insulation and then with construction foil to block heat loss. - James Dulley

- c319-2.jpg - Tubular foam insulation is placed over water piped immediately above water heater to minimize energy-robbing currents. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c319-3.jpg - Drain a gallon or so of water from bottom of water heater tank every several months to reduce sediment buildup. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c319-4.jpg - With old-style, nondigital water heater, switch off the electric power and then adjust the thermostat on the heating elements to lower the hot water temperature. - James Dulley

- c319-5.jpg - A new 12-year warranty electric water heater with digital controls. Dulley's is set at 110 degrees. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c319-6.jpg - An electronic timer for electric water heaters can make it easy to turn off water heater during the daytime and during peak demand periods. - Photo credit - James Dulley