Stored Water Heating
The EnergyWise Stored Water Heating Program conserves energy by heating water during off-peak hours when electric costs are the lowest. Your water heater will heat overnight and then distribute hot water throughout the day.
WATER HEATING TIMES
October – April: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
May – September: 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
STORED WATER REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS
- Participants must have a 90% efficient, 80 gallon or larger water heater. Stearns Electric Association recommends a 100 gallon storage capacity water heater.
Members receive a $7.50 Stored Water monthly bill credit.
Rebates are available for new water heaters.
SIGN UP TODAY
Contact our Energy Services department during business hours at (800) 962-0655.
SAVE EVEN MORE
If you sign up for the EnergyWise Dual Fuel program in addition to Stored Water Heating, instead of a monthly credit, you are eligible to receive your energy for water heating at the EnergyWise rate of 6.3 cents/kWh.
This EnergyWise Cost Comparison Guide shows the average annual cost to heat water for your home using a Marathon water heater versus a regular electric water heater, a propane water heater and a natural gas water heater.
CONSIDER A HIGH EFFICIENCY WATER HEATER
A Marathon water heater is a great way to save money and energy with the Stored Water Heating Program. Marathon Water Heaters are 92% energy efficient. This high efficiency unit takes less energy to heat your water and you are able to store your hot water longer.