Electric Water Heating


Old 07-28-03, 01:23 AM
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For a research I am conducting I was wondering how you heat your water (bathing, clothes washing, etc.) in your home?
Do you use solar panels?
Do you use Electric Water heaters or gas?
Do you have a switch to stop the water heater all together and save energy ?

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Old 07-28-03, 07:39 AM
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Hot water

I have an electric hot water heater. I can turn it off for about 8-9 months out of the year here in Florida as I have a hot water recovery unit (HRU) on the A/C compressor. 3 people in the home and water about 140o all the time. ED
Old 07-29-03, 05:58 AM
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Lightbulb GAS

We have a GAS water heater.
Originally the house was built with a gas, somebody switched it to electric, and I switched it back to gas.
We use less than 10 therms per month in summer for stove, dryer and WH.
Electric bill went down $20.00 when we switched.
The only time we run short on HW is when it's below 20 outside because our WH also heats our house in winter
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