For a few months now, we’ve been noticing that our hot water heater isn’t doing that great of a job. It used to be that the shower turned all the way on was excruciating. Now, my husband who likes his shower lukewarm turns it up all the way and it’s just right.
Which means that I’m fairly uncomfortable even at the hottest. Cold water makes my joints ache, and I like it as hot as it goes.
We’ve been working around this by running the washer and dish washer before showering which seems to fix the issue.
We’d been putting off looking at it though because of all the car repairs.
Well, I stepped into the shower last weekend… and FROZE MY TUSH OFF. It didn’t even TRY to be warm. I shivered and shook and it was AWFUL.
So I went down and took a look at it.
It appears to be an electric heater, and it’s leaking, so that’s not great. If it was just a heating element, I could repair it, but a leak?
That’s a death knoll.
So now we have ANOTHER expense on our plate!
Frustrating. I’ve been showering at my parents’ for the moment.
Have you had to replace your water heater? What type? How expensive was it? Inquiring minds want to know!