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Ironically, in some countries, they call the immersion heater the "geyser", Geezer.Chris
Hot water is for wimps.
Quote from: percepts on 28/03/2011 02:14:51Hot water is for wimps.Yes, well good luck with that! I don't know where you are, but the water here comes out the tap at a blistering 46°F.
Actually, he's being slightly inefficient in one way. I *think* he should turn the water heater off right before he has the shower.That way it will avoid the heater coming on during the shower- which will probably largely waste heat, you would be mostly heating up water that you're not going to use in the shower. Also he should not turn it on too long before hand- the optimum temperature for the water is hot enough to just last for one shower.But there is one catch worth mentioning- if the water doesn't get hot enough, then you're at risk from Legionaires disease; hot water systems run at the uncomfortably hot temperature they do to kill off the bugs...
It's more like 50% per day with my water heater.
If my water came out of the hot tap at 46°F I would regard that as perishing cold not blistering hot.