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Old 07-17-13, 06:55 AM   #11
WyrTwister
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Originally Posted by ham789 View Post
What are the advantages of a water heater timer?

What's the thermal time constant of a water heater?

How does shorter time help?
Any water heater looses some heat . The idea is to shut it off at times whan tou are very unlikely to need / use HW .

For instance , turn it off at nite , after your regular bed time . Turn it off early enough , before you regularly get up , to allow it to bring the water up to temp , so you can have HW for your shower .

The schedule can be made more complicated than that .

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