- Nov 27, 2017
We need a new water heater. Tankless? Traditional tank heater? Give me all the info and experiences you’ve had with either…..pro and con.
I catch myself saying hot frequently. I have a squat 40 gallon electric water heater that's under a supply cabinet in the bathroom, I installed it there along with a plumbing wall in the middle of our home so that there was no pipes near an outside wall, doing this provided for short runs from the WH to the bathtub on one end and the kitchen sink on the other end, so that we wouldn't waste a lot of water getting hot water to the place we need it. In the 40 some years we've lived here, I've only replaced the water heater once and after I did that we got a second water heater which is capped and wrapped in a sealed storage container for future use. The only regret I have is that I didn't run a loop waterline over to our wood stove so that we could heat the water when the stove was in use.I worked in maintenance for thirty years, every time I said "Hot" water heater someone would say it is a water heater, I would say then the water is hot & it cools down, so to keep it hot, the hot water must be heated so it will not cool down. That why it has a Thermostat.