Alex Eaves is making a career out of the concept of reuse. Next project: a documentary of his tour this Summer promoting the concept, and finding out what others do to repurpose and upcycle.
According to the US Energy Information Administration, heating water doesn’t consume quite as much energy as it did twenty years ago. It does still represent over 17% of the average home’s energy consumption, though, so any increases in efficiency will make a difference in energy use and electricity bills. There are a lot of different types of water heaters on the market, though, so how do you know which one will work most efficiently for your living environment?