I live in an older house, we have a well. Initially the house had an oil fueled hot water furnace used to heat tap water as well as heating the house. About a year ago, the furnace stopped working. We decided that we wanted to install an electric A/C & heat in the house, so we opted to replace the furnace with a water heater tank. We bought the water heater at the local home improvement store and hire their contractors to install. It seemed fairly simple. After the water heater was installed, the water pressure dropped immediately to almost nothing. Prior to the installation, the water pressure twas great. When we asked questions, it was suggested that perhaps the well was going dry or the well pump had a problem (confirmed not true), or the bladder tank was not pressurized (confirmed it's at manufacturer suggested ~35 psig). There is a pressure difference between the cold and hot water. The cold water pressure is almost non-existent. The hot water is a little better, but not good. I believed the installation of the hot water heater has created a pressure drop in the system. HELP - this is driving me crazy!! Do I need to hire a designer, or plumber or both? Or can someone give me an idea where to look.
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Pressure Drop after installing a water heater