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Home improvement answers from The Money Pit - 8-20-13

PALESTINE, August 20, 2013-- The Money Pit team provides time and money saving tips and ideas, helps listeners manage projects, and answers home improvement questions from callers. YourEastTexas.com is pleased to bring you a weekly update from the Money Pit to assist you in your Home Improvement endeavors.

This week’s Home Improvement answer:

Lowering Your Hot Water Bill

Hot water bills adding up and giving you a chill? Here's a tip to help you use less water and spend less money, thus lowering hot water bills.

Simply lower the temperature!  With electric water heaters, drop the thermostat from the average setting of 140 degrees to just 110 degrees. With gas units, lower the temperature dial incrementally, and then use a thermometer to check the water temperature at the faucet nearest the heater itself until it reads 120. Doing this will provide plenty of hot water for showers, save energy costs, protect children from accidental scalding, and save money!

The Money Pit is a weekly radio show which can be heard on KNET 95.7FM/1450AM, on Saturdays, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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