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Old 10-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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furnace is for heat and hot water, can i make my hot water heat by electric?

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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As in an electric water heater? Yes, they do exist.

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With some minor plumbing changes, of course you can. Assuming you have enough electrical capacity.
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40-50 gallon range is typical for a medium size family 230Vs is required check your circuit breaker panel for room
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Your best bet is a electric water heater, you have to disconnect the piping in and out of your boiler to the new electric water heater, you can install a piping arrangement to do this and still keep your boiler piping in place in case the electric water heater breaks and with the turn of a couple valves you can have a backup. You might have to make an adjustment to the aqua stat control on your boiler.
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