Why is there a timer on my hot water heater?
Moreover, can you put a timer on a hot water heater?
A water heater timer is a small electronic device that fits onto your current hot water heater (either gas or electric), and allows you to set specific “on” or “off” periods for hot water production and maintenance.
Additionally, how many hours a day does a hot water heater run? 3 hours
Likewise, is it cheaper to put hot water on a timer?
No, it's almost always cheaper to have your hot water on when you need it, as a full tank of hot water will always lose heat and need topping up by the boiler. Normally it takes around 30-45 minutes to heat a tank of hot water.
Does turning off your hot water heater save you money?
It can help you save money and energy in the long run when it's for a brief enough period to not cause damage to your plumbing. If you have a gas water heater, simply close off the gas valve attached to the unit. By turning off the water heater, you could save between three and five percent on your bill each month.