We had a problem with the hot water today and I went to look up in the attic, where they have the hot water tank for some odd reason, and it is all rusty and leaking.
I don’t know why they would put the tank up in the attic, it’s like putting your waterbed up in the attic bedroom of a house, knowing that if it leaks it is going to do a lot of damage to the house.
Maybe the electric water heater we had should have been put in the basement instead. I’ll never understand why they put it up there but at this point it really doesn’t matter, we just need to get it fixed either way. I think we are going to switch to a tankless instant hot water heating system so we don’t have to worry about leaking tanks ever again. I am going to have to call a contractor to come out and do the repairs as I am not good with plumbing and electrical repairs. There is a local contractor in our area which is really good and I think they are open today so I will have to give them a call and get on this. I don’t like taking cold showers in the fall because the water is way too cold. I wonder if we should go with a gas heater this time, or if an electric heater is more efficient. I’m sure they can tell me which one is better. I could also go online and do some research myself.