When you are ready to-----------
When you are ready to shower, turn both electric and gas on to heat water faster. when you are finished with your shower, turn the gas heat off. You have to keep in mind the hot water tank is only six gallons which will not last very long. Take a navy shower, turn water on adjust to right temp, wet down, turn water to a "dribble" by using the button on the shower wand ( the reason you let it dribble, it will keep the temp adjusted, otherwise you will get a "Shot of hot water"), soap down, turn back on, rinse.
A lot of us have made a mod to the ele system for the hot water tank. I installed a 110V AC switch with pilot lite in the kitchen just under the ele outlet between the sink and stove. The switch is available at home depot.
The hot water tank plugs into an outlet near the tank. If you are good at electrical, you can isolate the outlet with the switch. Another words, run the ele that goes to the outlet to the switch, then from the switch to the outlet.
Now you do not have to go outside to turn the ele off and on. You will have the pilot to remind you the ele is on to the tank.
Some simply turn the small switch on and leave it on, turn the tank ele off at your power supply by tripping the circuit breaker.
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