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Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?

I recently ran across a situation where a 40 gallon electric water heater was cycling on and off every five minutes or so. While monitoring…

Started by Rodney Fox

19 Sep 24, 2015
Reply by tedkidd

Extremely long wait for hot water

Hello Home Energy Pros, I have a customer I am advising who complains of extremely long wait times for hot water.  He has a rather large ho…

Started by George Kopf

4 Sep 18, 2014
Reply by Steven Lewis

Fixing a water heater?

I've been doing HP assessments for 12 years, but find myself a little limited in my knowledge of this issue. Here's the scenario: I do an i…

Started by John Shillito

15 Sep 2, 2014
Reply by Steven Turetsky

Backdraft Detectors - Are they reliable?

On a recent Quality Assurance site visit, I found a gas-fired water heater with a "Vent-rite Spill Alarm" installed on the flue. The contr…

Started by Nick Helmholdt

2 May 10, 2013
Reply by Jim Peck

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