I had to replace my water heater today. The old one developed a leak
somewhere, don't know exactly but enough to make a 3-4 foot puddle every
day. Wouldn't have been so bad except the old one was installed with no
thought of ever replacing it, water and gas both plumbed with hard lines,
and you know the new unit never lines up to the existing pipes. Thanks be
for flex line!
What about efficency? The model I picked has an energy factor of 0.62,
almost the highest of any available locally (there's an 0.63, but with half
the warranty). The 0.62 makes it eligible for a $50 rebate from my gas
company. Nice. But on the rebate form I see that tankless heaters are
eligible with an energy factor of 0.82 or better. My tank-type water heater
doesn't look so good in comparison, but of course it cost a *lot*
a whole-house tankless.
So I'm in for about $450 less the rebate, plus a few sore muscles and a very
uncharitable attitude towards the previous installer. It'll be interesting
to watch my gas bills over the next year to see if there's a noticeable
Due to Usenet spam, emailed replies must pass an intelligence test: if
you want me to read your reply, be sure to include this line of text in
Click to see the full signature.