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While you’re sav­ing for a HWHP, what im­me­di­ate ac­tion can you take to re­duce your hot water cost? BRANZ con­firmed many New Zealand homes have un­der-in­su­lated, un­safe (scald­ing) and in­adaquate hot water sys­tems. • Check your ther­mo­stat - higher than 60

de­grees? Turn it down. • Wrap the cylin­der in in­su­la­tion. • Ad­dress the cylin­der ca­pa­bil­ity – a long-term so­lu­tion such as so­lar hot water or a heat pump water heater must be con­sid­ered.

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