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My water heater (30-gallon, gas) has reached the end of its

Hello,My water heater (30-gallon, gas) has reached the end of its useful life. I'm considering my options, but I have a fairly specific situation.My partner and I live in a loft-style condo in San Francisco, with the bedroom on the second floor, open air style (no windows to the outside). My water heater is in a closet in the bedroom. Although the exhaust is pumped outside of my building, the ambient heat tends to stay in my bedroom and cause it to get hot, which is annoying in the summertime. I would like to buy a water heater that solves this problem. Will an electric water heater or a tankless water heater solve this problem? Are there other options that will help solve this?Thank you!

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I have a Ruud Power Vent PVP50E 1A water heater. The unit is

I have a Ruud Power Vent PVP50E 1A water heater. The unit is cycling, in that the power vent turns on, the igniter lights the burner, it will run for a few seconds, then turns off and the process repeats. On occasion, the burner will run for a longer period of time, so it is still heating water, but I am concerned about this cycling behavior. I have not had to reset or disconnect power to the unit to get it to continue to run as it seems some with a similar problem have to do.I do not have a manual for the unit. Internet research initially led me to believe it was a dirty flame sensor but then I found out this unit has a combined ignitor/flame sensor and I don't know if it is possible to clean that part.I can't find a manufacture date, but I'm assuming this unit is pretty old (I inherited it when I bought the house six years ago).Is there anything I can do to troubleshoot the unit (I have a multimeter and am good with electricity) or is it time for a new water heater?Thanks for any help.

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H iI have a Amtrol WH71 7P commercial double wall 41 gallon

H iI have a Amtrol WH71 7P commercial double wall 41 gallon and the unit will only produce scalding hot water, even when I turn the thermostat all the way down but not off, is this an indication that I need a new thermostat? or do I need a new unit?JA: Just to clarify, do you think this is a larger HVAC problem, or something specific to the thermostat?Customer: I think it is specific to the thermostatJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yes, I'm a handyman, painter, carpenter, plumber,electrician and such on most repairsJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think I've told you every thingJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the HVAC Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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We had a gh effeciency furnace and air conditioner installed

we had a high effeciency furnace and air conditioner installed may 3/16 and since then i cannot sleep. the noise is terrible, i am up all nite searching the net for what to do. when the company comes down to hear the noise they cant hear it i cant believe it. it is a constant engine running all day and nite is it the vent that is capped off now to our chimney.

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Is the plastic pipe size reducer on the cold water intake

Is the plastic pipe size reducer on the cold water intake 3/4 inch pipe of the water heater needed. It reduces the pressure on the output side by about half meaning we have much less hot water pressure at our taps and shower. The old water heater had no such reducer.

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I have an apollo heating system. Which way do I turn the

I have an apollo heating system. Which way do I turn the valves to get the air conditining to work

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Our water heater display indicates FV sensor tripped , how

our water heater display indicates FV sensor tripped , how is it reset

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I have a Ruud RSPER-120-1 Solar Water Heater, 120 gals with

I have a Ruud RSPER-120-1 Solar Water Heater, 120 gals with a single 4500W heater which is open. Is it replaceable? If so how do I order the part and how do I install it. Can I get an anode rod for it as well?

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We believe the thermostat(s) have gone out on the water

We believe the thermostat(s) have gone out on the water heater in our rental. The numbers on them are 5025 and 5135 but in searching on the internet these seem to be vintage thermostats. Is there a conversion number for them?

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