age and efficency

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  • #24447
    daleinohio
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    I have a 80 gallon 16 year old state water heater electric never did any maintance we use well water am I using more electric to heat tank because of sediment?

    #24449
    Larry Weingarten
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    Hello, Most often when you see a spike in electricity usage that can be attributed to the water heater, it’s caused by a hot water leak. Sediment doesn’t have any serious effect on electricity use. I’d watch your water meter when everything is supposed to be off and see if it shows any flow. Also, at sixteen years, an unmaintained heater could leak any time. I think I’d check the anode rod and replace it if there is anything left, and if not, consider putting in a heat pump unit. 😉

    yours, Larry

    #24451
    daleinohio
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    the tank I want to replace would have to work with my desuper heater connection from geo can you go with a hybrid and connect a desuper heater

    #24452
    Larry Weingarten
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    Hello, It seems your present tank is acting as storage for the desuperheater. I’d contact both the maker of a heat pump water heater and the geo unit you have and ask them if “marrying” the two would have any problems or warranty issues. If not, good!
    Yours, Larry

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