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Should my water heater be switched on?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by MattLE8, 21 Jan 2019.

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    F051C98D-4BE4-480F-A2CF-C2ECA4F7B98A.jpeg 3C49415A-8D66-4394-BE5D-333CB52CEAAA.jpeg 2C2C8CDD-9ACF-4404-BB61-A0A19F41AA2A.jpeg We have a Oso Indirect 20 RI unvented water heater and have no real problems in getting hot water.

    I have however noticed that the switch in the photo is not on - should it be?

    I don’t know if we would get more hot water or use less energy as a result?

    I have no clue on any of this!!!

    There is some power going in at the bottom too
     
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    The other theory - is this likely to serve the converted loft bathroom?
     
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    No. That is an electric immersion heater, intended to be used if your gas boiler is broken.
    If switched on it will heat the water, but will take a very long time and cost 4x more than gas.

    That water heater should supply all of the hot water outlets in the house.
     
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    Thanks flameport - appreciated
     
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