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What is a summer/winter hook up?
Summer/Winter Hot Water Hookup — Heating Help: The Wall
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Hot Water Issues That Can Happen in the Wintertime
I have a problem with my oil boiler in my house. When I bought my house the former owners had the boiler hooked up with a summer winter hookup. I have a seperate water heater that creates hot water for the house but the boiler seems to be creating hot water as well. Also, when I turn on the cold water on my kitchen sink I get about 20 seconds of hot water until it turns cold this is a huge waster throughtout the day.
It can be harder to get ice-cold water during the summer, it can be difficult to maintain a consistently warm temperature during the winter, and this often has a lot to do with the outside temperatures. These colder temperatures cool down the water that enters your hot water heater, and in effect, your hot water heater has to work harder to heat the chilly water to the right temperature. As your hot water heater is working to heat up the water, cold water enters the unit, thereby cooling the water back down. Generally, water heaters tend to be pre-set at degrees, however, many manufacturers recommend setting the thermostat to degrees for two reasons: 1 to avoid scalding especially applicable if you have infants or toddlers , and 2 to save energy.