RESOLVED: Can a limit be set water heater before it turns on?
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Sep 5th, 2021 9:13 pm
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The water heater doesn't empty/fill up. It's always full and is pressurized along with the rest of your hot and cold water supplies.
Sep 5th, 2021 9:53 pm
There's no threshold devices per se to do that. You could reduce the overall water pressure, I limit the pressure myself as I find the shower heads at my place seem to waste a fair bit of water otherwise.
Sep 5th, 2021 10:12 pm
OK...I was seeing if there was anything I could do to offset having a water heater twice the size than necessary but I guess not.torontotim wrote: ↑ The water heater doesn't empty/fill up. It's always full and is pressurized along with the rest of your hot and cold water supplies.
The only way for hot water to come out of the tank is for cold water to go into the tank. Plain and simple.
Don't over think it - they're efficient and well insulated. Just enjoy your hot showers and focus energy saving money elsewhere.
Sep 5th, 2021 10:52 pm
2x the size doesn't mean you lose 2x the heat. The surface area will be minimally larger, and heat loss won't be significantly more. Turn down the temp if you want to save a buck or 2 a month.
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LOL. For some reason I was translating litres into gallons when I read it. Nevermind...that's just avg sized then. Not sure why OP thinks they need to do anything.
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