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Water heater update

I'm having a Bradford White Water Heater installed tomorrow morning around 8:30. It doesn't make sense for me to get a tankless - even though they might be cheap to buy they'd have to redo a bunch of electrical stuff to install. And I don't have $2800. I just don't.

The guys I'm going with have good ratings. Both Home Depot and Lowe's recommended them. They quoted me a much lower price ($450) and were really nice about telling me exactly what was wrong, what needed to be fixed, etc.

The truth is, my water heater is 29 years old, and it needs to be replaced. It could be fixed for $150, but it'a not going to solve my problems, just prolong them. The tank is about a third of the way full of calcium. The guy banged on it a little and I could tell exactly what he was talking about. Plus, the money I'm going to save electricity wise will probably make up for the new heater in less than a year.

This is probably also just a good investment in my home. I wouldn't buy a house with a 29 year old heater (though apparently I bought one with a 27-year-old one). Never again.

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dmodderb
Aug. 24th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
You're going to really enjoy having the new water heater.. and $450's not bad, either.
thisgirliknow
Aug. 24th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
I didn't mind having the old one, until Friday.
eternal_pursuit
Aug. 26th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
I've looked into tankless water heaters...and they don't cost that much. Unless I'm missing something??
thisgirliknow
Aug. 26th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
The heater itself isn't expensive -- my current electrical hookup would be the issue, as it wouldn't accomodate a tankless heater.
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