Monthly Hot Water Charges
Did you know water heating with NB Power can be an inexpensive way to enjoy hot water in your home?
Heating a full 184 litre (40g) tank costs $1.40 and $2.09 for a 279 litre (60g) tank. That means that for every 10 litres of hot water you use will only cost you 8 cents.
Here’s a breakdown of how hot water is used in an average month.
|Usage||Approximate hot water usage||Monthly cost*|
|Shower||8 minutes using 2.5g flow rate**||45 litres||$10.54 / person|
|Dishwasher||1 load||23 litres||$5.34|
|Hot Water Leaks||1 drip/second can use over 20 litres a day ***||20 litres||$4.64|
To help lower these costs, we recommend using water-efficient showerheads, taking showers instead of baths and repairing any leaks right away.
Discover more ways to help you save on your water heating here.
* calculations based on energy charge of 11.61¢ per kilowatt hour
**shower using 60% hot water draw.
***assuming 1 litre = 4000 drips