Hot water

It is always something. Yesterday, I noticed a draft coming up from the basement so I went down to check. I found water across the basement floor, originating with our hot water heater. A call to the plumber had him at our house by 8:30 a.m. and out the door by 12:30 p.m. He installed a new hot water heater including all the extra “code” requirements since our set up was 24 years old. No real tragedy here, just an unexpected day off from work and a fair amount of money helping to fuel the economy; and it was a good thing I went to check the basement. I never did find out what caused that draft.

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Lori Windle

I am looking to replace my old water heater with a tankless hot water system. That way you are not using the energy (paying for) to keep the water hot all the time. It heats up when you turn on the faucet as it comes through the pipes, its hot while you use it then it stops when you do. Makes sense to me. Problem is my hot water heater is only about 7 years old, so it will be awhile before I can go green in that respect.

Kathy A. Albetski

Thanks for your comments. I hope the new water heater is energy efficient. It is not computerized. The tankless hot water system sounds good, but now we will probably wait until we need a new one.