Chances are that your water heater uses more energy than it needs to, heating your water up to temps hotter than you need them to be. I know that in every apartment I have moved into, I have turned down the water heater and not noticed any difference in the temperature or the amount of hot water that I get. Keeping it set so high wastes a lot of energy (never mind money!), so see if you can lower it just a little. Turn the knob at the bottom a little bit towards the lower end and wait a day or so. If you are still getting enough hot water, try to lower it even more. The lower it is set, the more money you save and the less energy you waste.
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