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Running hot water over frozen foods to thaw them out wastes a lot of energy and water. Defrosting food in the refrigerator overnight saves energy.
Kitchen faucets flow at a rate of 2 gallons of water per minute and water heating is the second largest energy expense in your home, accounting for about 18% of your utility bill. You can greatly reduce your use by planning ahead.
1Place frozen foods in your refrigerator overnight to defrost.
2Set your water heater thermostat to a lower temperature , it can save substantial amounts of energy. 120 degrees is recommended for efficiency and safety.
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