Gas water heater connected reversely

Hi
I've just discovered, that my gas water heater is connected reversely.
The cold water pipe goes into 'hot' connection, and the hot water pipe goes out from 'cold'.
However, I've lived in the house over 2 years and I haven't noticed anything wrong with my hot water. The supply is enough.
Should I worry about this reversed connections ?
Regards Tadeusz
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If the installer also removed the dip tube from the intended cold inlet and switched it to the intended hot outlet, no problemo.
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Can't be sure from here. As the other fellow said..... the plumber mighta put the dip tube into the cold side (which is marked hot).
The cold water should go into a tube inside the tank, so that the cold water is piped down to the bottom. The hot comes out the top.
If they are piped bakwards, then you won't get much hot water at all. Can you fill the bath tub with hot water? If so, then likely you have a good setup.
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Nothing to worry about; the worst that can happen is that your supply is reduced, but you say that is not a problem.
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says...

Well, the efficiency will be lower with the connections reversed. In order to maintain the right temperature at the faucet, the heater is probably set higher than it needs to be, to compensate for the fact that the water coming out (from the bottom) will tend to be relatively cold compared to the average temp in the heater. When hooked up correctly, the hottest water is drawn off.
Either way, it's worth having a plumber come out and fix it.
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It may be possible that the dip-tube has been switched to compensate for the reversed connections. If ater two years you haven't had any complaints about the supply of hot water, and you haven't turned the tank up to the highest/hotest setting to maintain an acceptable heat, then you probably would be wasting your $$$$ to have a plumber check it.

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