One new boiler and six gripes
With a hiss and a bang, my water cylinder gave up the ghost after 28 years.
I experienced the sinking feeling you get when it’s time to call a plumber.
I was about to get a great deal poorer.
Also, I knew next to nothing about water heating options.
Haste and ignorance are the enemies of good decision-making.
Thank heavens for the internet, and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority’s (EECA) water heating comparison calculator.
It lets you plug in your own numbers (power costs/usage/ installation cost) to come up with ball-park annual and lifetime costs for different water heating systems.
Not everything was great in 48-hour quest to reintroduce hot water into my life.
I was about to experience a refresher in the less admirable aspects modern consumer life.