When we go on vacation we turn off the water to the house and are wondering if putting our gas hot water heater on the vacation setting is sufficient considering the water is shut off. We are usually gone for a two to four weeks. Thank you.
Yes,that is what you want to do. It will keep the burner from coming on and the pilot will prevent condensation from forming.
One last question. We just had a new Bradford White hot water heater installed today and it doesn't have a vacation setting like our old one did. It has one dial with very hot...hot...low...pilot. Should I be setting it on low or pilot when we go on vacation? Thanks.