Friday, July 17, 2009

The Joys of Home Ownership


We have to replace our water heater. We have been finding water around it and it is 12 years old. Everything I have been reading indicates that it is no longer cost effective to try to repair it. Now we are reading to see if we can replace it ourselves. Has anyone attempted this? Is this a Schlotty-friendly improvement?

4 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Remember you can apply 30% of the cost of the water heater + installation to the $1500 tax credit if you get a unit that is "energy efficient" as determined by the government, if you replace it this year.

chacha said...

Why not go for a tankless one? Yes, they are more expensive but looks like there is some tax credit that would help offset the cost. My grandmother has one in Italy and it totally rocks. She did pay several thousand though.

And DIY water heater? I have heard it's not an easy thing and out here you have to get permit with the city to replace it.

ethan@OPC said...

I've replaced a hot water heater. It wasn't too bad. The toughest part is soldering all the connections together

ethan@OPC said...

p.s. Fred just wrote a great post about install an electric water heater. Thought it might be useful to you.