Monday, July 30, 2007

'tankless' water heater installed

Today our old 80 gallon electric water heater tank was switched out for the new *electric* whole-house on demand tankless water heater (Steibel Eltron). Every trades person involved in installing this baby was totally flabbergasted when we explained that it had to have 3 dedicated 50amp circuits. The electrician refused to believe it until we could show him the spec sheet. (Just for comparison, a kitchen range uses only one circuit this size.)

So, no more maintaining a tankfull of water at 120' & (hopefully) even with the inreased immediate use of power for the new heater, the overall use will go down...stay tuned


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