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This or That Thursday: Water Heater, or Water Pump?
Feb 16, 2017

Does it cost more to heat water, or move water? The answer could be decided on whether you take hot or cold showers for a month…

Let’s look at the wattage.

Water Pump = 3,000 watts < Water Heater = 4,000 watts

Heating water accounts for a hefty percentage of your power bill each month, just about 18%. A thermal water heater can help, using solar to provide less expensive warm water in temperate climates or during the summer months.

Ashley Leach

Ashley Leach is a freelance writer and digital content marketer with a background in journalism, digital reporting, and marketing for numerous industries. She's found her perfect fit at North American Power in writing about home maintenance and repairs, energy efficiency, and smart home technology.