Charlie: Andy lives at Carmel-by-the-Sea-
Charlie: … in California. Carmel.
Tom: Could be caramel.
Charlie: Caramel. Is it Caribbean or Caribbean? Depends on your income. All right. So he says he wants to thank you because apparently we helped him.
Tom: You’re welcome.
Charlie: He wrote to us earlier about turning off his water heater when he left, and we answered him earlier. Well, now he wants to know, he says that he has a hot water recirculating pump. He says, “Should I unplug this thing when I turn off the main water valve on vacation?” He thinks he should. What do you think?
Tom: I’ve never had that question, and I think it’s a good idea.
Charlie: Unplug it.
Tom: Yeah, why circulate it? I mean, it’s not going to do anything, but remember to plug it back in when you get home.
Charlie: He thought he should because the sediment would build up in the pump if-
Tom: That sediment is just the waste of energy and the water circulating. Your water’s off.
Charlie: He lives in California wasting energy.
Charlie: I believe that’s a felony in California.
Tom: No, I think it’s a great idea, and it’s a very intuitive question.