This Instructable is a "How to install" for a Hot Water Heater Timer for electrical hot water heaters. This piece of equipment can save you a lot of money and use less energy helping you steward your footprint on our planet. As of installing it we were able to cut out 16 hours of use on our Hot Water Heater daily... that is a 66% saving on a unit that almost runs constantly and uses a lot of energy. The timer
was about $40 then another $15 for conduit and couplers and then a few feet of wiring. Make sure the new wiring is equal to or thicker in gauge to the existing wiring. We will run cost comparisons to see how long it takes for this timer to pay for itself.
Thanks to Canida
, he gave a great addition below in the Comments: "A necessary addendum to Step 1: verify this breaker actually maps to your hot water heater. Our breaker box had a full set of labels that turned out to be randomly applied!"
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