the new 'more efficient Rheem'
What is this new Rheem- the one that take heat from the air? I live in northern Wyoming where:
1. Our electricity rates are sky high- co-op is almost double than the city.
2. I use the tub 1-2 times a day to soak for 1/2 to 1 hour due to a severly injured neck/back.
3. Well water- extremely alkaline.
The currnet wh is 8-9 yrs old. I always tried to flush it, but when it was about 4-5 years old there is so much scale in it (up to the lower element that it won't flush out anymore).
Would this new Rheem be worth it?
I think it comes in a 50 gal, which I would like.
Would there be a better one?
Would a 3/4" quarter turn ball valve help me flush it out easier?
new technology can still leak
keep in mind that this new water heater
that is worth about 1700 plus installation
can still spring a leak in 7 years from now or sooner.
getting it repaired would be a new experience too
for the fellow that installed it..
sitting a per heating tank next to a normal electric heater
wrapped in a blanket might be something to consider....