Stored Water Heating
The EnergyWise Stored Water Heating Program conserves energy by heating water on week days during off-peak hours when electric costs are the lowest. Your water heater will heat overnight and then distribute hot water throughout the day. (No control on weekends or holidays.)
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 5.7 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.