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Old 08-21-2011, 10:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Varn View Post
For rental I would just get a standard tank style heater and let the tenant pay the bill.
I would have as much trouble putting an inefficient water heater in a rental as I would have putting one in my own home.
That is one of the big issues I have with rental houses that I see, the design and repair of them is done so that they are cheap to build but not cheap to live in, if a builder had incentive to make the houses that they build more efficient then everyone would be better off, one way tho is with rental property, if the property owner makes the place as efficient as possible then they can include the utility costs, that money that would have otherwise been wasted on poor design is now in the pocket of the property owner, with the renter happy because they don't get surprised with heating bills, the owner gets paid back for making good choices and less energy is wasted over all.

Varn, am I correct in thinking that you use, on average, about 5 gallons of hot water per day?
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