I live in a mobilehome and I have a 6 month old GAS water heater
outside. I thought the water heater ONLY comes on when you use the HOT
water. I heard it come on this morning at 5:00 AM(it was really cold
outside) do not know if that makes a difference. It stayed on for 15
minutes. Is this normal? thanks
Assuming it is a tank type, this is perfectly normal. The heat will
radiate out of the tank even if you are not using the hot water, so the
gas burner will need to kick on 1-2x a day to keep it hot for when
you're ready to use it.
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There are two kinds of water heaters.
On Demand> Heats water only when it is called for. It is small and has no
Tank type > Heats water in a tank and keeps it hot between uses. If this
heater is outside it will mean considerably higher water bills during the
You say your water heater is outside. It certainly has to keep the
water above freezing and the pipes to and from it need to be kept above
freezing. Going below freezing can cause serious damage.
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