Man leaving immersion on for seven years sparks surprising Twitter reaction
A man's supposed disaster of leaving the immersion on for seven years has prompted a rather surprising response on Twitter.
Keith Doyle tweeted:
I'm in complete meltdown...just realised our immersion has been ON FOR SEVEN YEARS !!! Lovely neighbour pointed it out. For an Irish person this is literally the worst thing that could ever happen !!!— Keith Doyle (@keithmdoyle) January 19, 2022
At first, the reactions were unsurprisingly hilarious with leaving the immersion up there with the worst sins committed in an Irish household.
I can't even reply. Im in a state of shock. I'm thinking of those summer evenings ...those weekends away...OMG those 2 week holidays! I need to lie down !!!!— Keith Doyle (@keithmdoyle) January 19, 2022
Then, people started pointing out that it's not such a bad thing that they have been leaving their immersion on constantly for years. Apparently, plumbers say leaving it on may actually result in a lower bill as the most energy in the system is expended by heating up the water. Keeping hot water hot is more efficient. Who knew!?
Yep. It doesn't have to work as hard to heat water from cold. If the water is hot it just has to keep topping up the heat. He was fitting a new emersion so it has a thermostat thing that cuts in and out. We never saw the difference on our bill.— Karen D. (@dunnemrs1) January 20, 2022
Believe this or not . I'm from Ireland and its better left on all the time as u always have hot water and it doesn't use much electricity as its only topping up heat rather than the whole tank when u need hot water . About £60 a year more but always hot water— Wesha (@Wesley79787531) January 20, 2022
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.