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Old 09-29-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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I just moved into a condo and noticed that there is an Energy Saver tag on my A/C unit and my water heater. I also noticed that the water pressure is extremely low when I want to use hot water..cold water comes out normally.

What do I do??? Am I even able to do anything or do I have to get my local power company to handle?
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The energy saver has nothing to do with the water pressure.

The energy saver allows the POCO to kill the power to these devices during peak demand days.

Are you buying or renting?
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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i'm buying.

So does that mean I need a new water heater?
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What floor is the condo on ?
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its on the 1st
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Does this affect every faucet in the house or just some? Have you cleaned the screens on the faucets? How does your pressure compare to your neighbors?
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Every shower, faucet and even the washer.

I've never thought to ask my neighbors. I was convinced that it had something to do with the energy saver thing.
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Water pressure between the hot and cold faucets would be within your unit. If there are any shut off valves by the water heater make sure they are fully open. Can you see enough of the piping to tell if it is iron pipe, copper pipe, or something else?
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