I know the saying "if it's not one thing, it's another"....but things have just been piling on top of each other.
We had troubles with our hot water heater again. So we started to get it fixed, and found out that the hot water heater that was put in Dec '08 (just 6 months before we purchased, this our first home) has to have a converter before we put the new thermostat on it. Apparently you can't buy the thermostat anymore, and have to have the converter. Even if we rushed it, $20 more, they can't have it here before Thursday afternoon.
My brother and his family are coming this evening!
So I told them to wait on things, and my husband & I are trying to figure out what to do. They can't do anything until tomorrow morning anyways. We've got at least $120-150 in parts, and expect that a new water heater will cost just twice that, and might be able to go in tomorrow night.
Has anyone any experience with "tankless" ? Just wondering if it might be more beneficially to go that route, and gain a little space in the "laundry closet".
Would they really see a savings in the natural gas bills on a tankless, and how big would you need? We are a small 3 bedroom house, 2 baths though.