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Monday, October 08, 2012

Today started off like just about every other Monday - Until about 10:00, when I got the call from "Eric, the Gas Man." No kidding - That's what he calls himself: "Eric, the Gas Man!" Well. Okay. He proceeds to tell me that he'll be at my house around 12:00 noon to install my new tankless water heater!!! Woohoo!!!

The best part is that my gas company, Florida Public Utilities Company, had this little gem installed for me! My water heater was acting up, and I determined that it needed the thermocoupler replaced - The pilot light kept going out. When that happens, the safety measures kick in and the gas shuts off. So no hot water.....until I'd get down on my hands and knees that light the pilot light and restart the stupid thing! Sometimes it would stay on for a week. Sometimes I had to do this three or four times in one day! Finally, I got really tired of this, and decided to call FPUC and get a repair man out to fix it. When I logged on their website for the number, I discovered that they have a program where they install a tankless water heater, and make payments to them!

Imagine my surprise when I called and found out that I not only qualify credit-wise, but it's the deal of the century! I was planning to buy a tankless when I got my tax money this year, and priced good ones. With installation and permit, I would need about $1500. Now, I figured FPUC would be offering a mid-range tankless model and charge some sort of fee or interest. I was delighted to find out that they would be installing a Rinnai Tankless water heater for $1449.40, payable at $24.99 per month for 60 months, interest free, with no penalty for pre-payment!! That even included the permit!!

Eric the Gas Man did a wonderful job! My tankless was installed and working by 2:00 p.m., and he even hauled off my old water heater! I am now in hot-water heaven!

And during all this, I managed to eat a healthy organic breakfast, had my snacks on time, and drink my Rescue Me! Lunch was a sandwich of leftover grilled chicken, tomato and fresh spinach. Dinner: Poached salmon, brown rice with saffron, steamed green beans, and a fresh spinach salad with Italian vinegrette.

I did manage to get a walk in while my salmon was thawing out. I have enough left for a dinner or lunch this week - Awesome!

And yes, of course, I had a nice hot whirlpool soak after walking, and now I'm finishing my tea and Release Me. I'm just about ready for a good night's sleep.

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    wonderful to hear things went right for you!
    2053 days ago
    Sounds great. Glad you got such a great deal emoticon
    2054 days ago
    Hey there...SCORE! emoticon I've always wanted a tankless..whoever designed our house was a moron about the water plans. You have to run SO much water before it gets hot in our master bath it's crazy! emoticon I thought about one of those little under the counter booster heater tanks but they take up the whole cabinet and then you have no room for important stuff. Like lotions you never use, and cosmetics that are WAY out of date..you know...important stuff! emoticon If we find out that we get to stay in the house I'll check into this. Sounds like you had a GREAT day with a GREAT economical problem solver.

    Your house is getting better and better day by day...just like you girlfriend.

    What is Rescue Me? emoticon Inquiring minds want to know. emoticon
    2054 days ago
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