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I said you dont know either, I know they are not the same. Bradford white has 2 Ng that are 55EF, and one 53EF. Dont you ever research what you sell, or do you go by the BS
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On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 06:22:24 -0800 (PST), ransley

No, I understand EF's and AFUE's just fine. YOU seem to be the dipwad that seems to thing those numbers equate to dollars used. Here's a quarter. Go buy yourself some bubble gum "Forest". Bubba
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ONE, I will show you 3 from ONE COMPANY, Bradford White, google it, or type in Bradfordwhite Energy Factor , they have one that is 53 EF even, and the highest of 70 in the NG regular lineup is about 63 EF. Your ignorance here really make you stand out
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What you're doing is fine. Heaters today are typically set for 125 degrees, probably for liability reasons. If this is OK for your normal use, leave it alone, and do just what you have been doing. Do not turn off the heater unless you plan to be away for a while, or re-heating the tank will wind up costing more. >
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just turn it up.
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Bonnie Jean wrote:

Hi, You can turn up the dial to have desired water temp. And if the tank feels warm to touch, wrap it with insulating blanket to save some energy.
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Tony Hwang wrote:

Check your hot water temp with a thermometer under a faucet. Should be 120-130F. Safety conscious people prefer closer to 120, people who like hot showers (and clean clothes and dishes) prefer the latter. If you have small children or elderly living with you better to err towards the lower setting.
If the heater is fairly recent, it likely came preset for 120F. Absolutely nothing wrong with setting it a little higher.
It can't hurt to flush the tank for sediment every year, but you say you're renting, there's a non-zero possibility that you may have issues with the old drain valve (either it won't close all the way, or it'll stick, or something...) which would necessitate replacement, that gets waaaaay into the territory of "stuff you don't want to be liable for when someone else's stuff breaks after you messed with it."
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You're RENTING this place...Call the landlord and talk to him or her about your outlets and waterheater...As nate said this is not something you want to mess with as are the outlets..Even turning it up is out of bounds if the heat and lights are included in your rent...If the place is unacceptable and the landlord is unresponsive , MOVE...That's the advantage of RENTING......
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"up" is usually to the left, or counter clockwise.
You could also upgrade, and get a cold water heater, which is designed to turn cold water into hot water.
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On Jan 24, 8:24pm, "Stormin Mormon"

True, if the water IS hot...you don't have to heat it!
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"Bonnie Jean" wrote

I was reading that one (sad grin).

No, it's not normal as you doubtless know.

Hot water heaters have a finite life cycle. 15 years is normally about it. Sediment likely as well as it's probably lost a heating element.

Up the dial and notify the owner that the hot water heater is no longer working on 'all thrusters' and will need replacement soon.
Despite the many flip answers I've seen you get, your rental (house not apartment I gather) is out of code spec in a few ways. How badly, I cant say. There's no requirement for the owner to fix it all to code if grandfathered for the specs of the time it was built, but basic safety things do need to be fixed.
How friendly is the owner? In my case when the place was rented, we had quite a bit of work done for the tenants including having 3 new GFCI outlets put in (1 kitchen, 2 on the screened porch).
The contract would have covered the hot water heater, oven, and the HVAC. The HVAC needed work several times (it was rented 7 years). However we also specified all other appliances were 'as is' and if they went, would not be replaced (nor were they required to leave the replacements for us if they had to replace anything). If the originals were still working, they were to leave them with us.
Because we were overseas (in Japan actually), we used a rental agent and he took care of all maintenance.
Sadly our experience was not a good one, but most renters are good people and most owners would take care of your electrical and hot water heater issues with no hassles. Other appliances will depend on the contract.
Example- Not covered here: disposal, dishwasher, refridgerator, chest freezer, dryer, washing machine.
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First, the water heat is gas so no elements are burned out.
You missed the line > I have my gas hot water heater set on the arrow
Next, the code may vary in some states, but in MA the temperature is set so that you CAN turn the hot water on and take a shower and not scald yourself. While you state the house is out of code, the water heater is in compliance at that temperature. Property owners can have some liability if a child is scalded by hot water so they try to limit the temperature. Seniors have problems with scalding also.
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On Sat, 24 Jan 2009 11:16:08 -0500, "Bonnie Jean"

Not normal. If the water was hot last month, and not hot anymore, I'd suspect sediment or possibly end-of-service is near. If you have not flushed the tank in 24 months, doing so may help. A blanket should not restrict air intake on a gas heater. The flames should look clear or blue.
FWIW, back in my OSU college days the university decided to lower the hot water temperature for energy conservation. Shortly after there was an outbreak of bacteria that made many students sick. Your hot water should, at minimum, be 120 degrees F coming out of the tap (when the tank is not in "recovery" mode). Cooler than that, there is a high risk of bacteria growth. If hotter than 125, you might be able to save some money.
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