HELP! need information on buying gas hot waterheater

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      Please help me! own a home with a 40+ year old gas water heater and would like to replace it before it goes bad. can anybody supply me with infor on high energy effent gas heaters that are reasonable in cost and low operating cost. thank you for your time and help!

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      Joy: That water heater that you have is a candidate for the Guiness Book of records at 40 years of operation. Check the local papers for your best buy…Sears…Home Depot…Lowes… Familian…Builders Square..or your favorite neighborhood Plumber. The warranties can run between 5 and 10 years, by determining the cost per year, you wiil find your best buy. All water heater manufacturers have to meet the guidelines mandated for efficiency by the DOE, so they are pretty much the same in that department. Installation costs can wander all over the lot…some Plumbers have flat rates for installations of heaters, others work on a time and material basis. Be sure that you and your installer agree on a price before the work is started. There may be some things that will need to be updated or required by your local code. The venting is a very important issue…some codes call for the new heater to be elevated 18 above the floor…some call for the installation of an expansion tank or driplegs on the gas supply line. As long as the old heater is still in operation, this would be the best time to do your shopping for your best deal..lots of luck..Bud.

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      : Joy: That water heater that you have is a candidate for the Guiness Book of records at 40 years of operation. Check the local papers for your best buy…Sears…Home Depot…Lowes… Familian…Builders Square..or your favorite neighborhood Plumber. The warranties can run between 5 and 10 years, by determining the cost per year, you wiil find your best buy. : All water heater manufacturers have to meet the guidelines mandated for efficiency by the DOE, so they are pretty much the same in that department. Installation costs can wander all over the lot…some Plumbers have flat rates for : installations of heaters, others work on a time and material basis. Be sure that you and your installer agree on a price before the work is started. There may be some things that will need to be updated or required by your local code. The venting is a very important issue…some codes call for the new heater to be elevated 18 above the floor…some call for the installation of an expansion tank or driplegs on the gas supply line. : As long as the old heater is still in operation, this would be the best time to do your shopping for your best deal..lots of luck..Bud.

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