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One of the benefits of "smart" systems is you can make more than just time-based adjustments, though it depends on the system. I have an EcoBee (no affiliation) so I'll speak to that. The selling point to me with this was the room sensors, which have temperature and motion. I have 3 in the house, plus the main thermostat (which itself has ...


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Depends on where you would set things, the insulation, etc. You would really need to test it yourself (to the extent possible) to see what is possible. Why might it help? Your heater has one job: to replace the thermal energy inside the dwelling that has been lost. If replaced exactly, the temperature is maintained. For most structures with reasonable ...


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Be aware that there are programmable thermostats which I would not call "smart thermostats" I'd reserve that term for things like NEST which are internet connected endpoints for hackers to get in your house, and control your thermostat with useless apps on your phone, mainly to get you locked into some ecosystem of insecure IOT junk you don't need. ...


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I only worked in the commercial/industrial field of steam and hot water boilers so take what I say lightly. Here is what the heating engineers told us; if you can set back the thermostat or reduce the buildings temperature for 8 hours or more then there is a cost savings and if you can't it is probably not worth anything. One of the main problems with ...


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It all depends how do you set up your not-smart thermostat VS how do you plan to set up your smart thermostat. They don't just save energy for the same use. If you set up non-smart thermostat for 'comfort always' you will pay more. If you will set up it as 'discomfort always' you will pay less. For the same level of comfort you need different temperature at ...


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Below is a picture of the lighting instructions for your water heater taken from Rheem's website. Make sure to follow the lighting instructions carefully and do not skip any steps. This same instruction set should be available as a sticker on your unit. It looks like you do in fact have to depress the knob in order to turn it so avoid using force. If you are ...


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Water leaking through the wall may at first be filtered to some extent. As the leak continues and or the wall materials are saturated materials may add to the water creating the yellow color, rust is usually red. The yellow can be from an array of building materials, wood products & insulation are common ones that would have a yellowing affect on top of ...


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If you have a booster pump as it sounds the seal from the pump to the motor may have been damaged from pumping without water. These seals are usually a very hard/brittle ceramic material that if run without water can crack and then the pump seal leaks (but is repairable). You may have gotten lucky and things just got hot. I have had pumps deprime and get ...


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Is it a leak or does water drain back from the tank when the main is off? If there was no leak before the water was shut off then there is no reason for there to be one as a result of it being shut off. (the pump overheating may(?) have caused problems to plumbing connections) You will not be able to determine if the pump is still functioning until the ...


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Since you didn't say it, and it matters - first, shut off the power or fuel to both heaters, so they are not dry-fired, which will quickly destroy them. This is very important any time a water heater is not full of water. To flush the second tank, if they are connected in series, consider the first tank as if it was a pipe. So, shut off supply, open hot taps,...


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Try running the water for several minutes, both hot and cold sides, at the other fixtures too. Do they behave similarly? Do the symptoms diminish after a minute or two? When a water system is opened, especially for something like a heater replacement, air gets into the pipes. Eventually the air finds its way out through the various faucets. As bubbles of air ...


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The problem is probably that the new unit uses solid-state control to vary the power delivered to the heating elements, which makes it more energy-efficient than the old-fashioned on/off control. Those solid-state controllers are notorious for introducing harmonic "noise" on the mains, and a 13 kW one could easily affect other circuits fed from the ...


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Depending on your boiler, you can at least see the DHW called temperature on your boiler display. I have the Smart 30 water heater coupled with a Triangle Tube Prestige Solo boiler, and on its display, under the various info items, I can see the DHW temperature. I'm guessing that will be the closest you can get with this specific setup.


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The first thing I would do is check if a permit is required for this job. You can look in the plumbing code for your city, but it would probably be faster and easier to just call the inspections department and ask them (and then you'll be 100% sure). If the work required a permit, find out if the installer pulled one (and check your invoice to see if you ...


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