Real estate investment in Japan and electric water heater （ 電気温水機 = denki onsui ki ）
In the case you purchase an apartment in Japan, if the apartment is equipped with electric water heater, you need to find out year of made of electric water heater.
Because, it frequently gets out of order and once it does it costs a lot of money to repair or replacement.
In order to boil water, you can use electric water heater or gas water heater.
In the case you replace it, cost of replacement of electric water heater is as two or three times as gas water heater.
If you purchase an apartment or house in Japan and former owner has not replaced it for several years, after you purchase the apartment, you may need to pay such amount of money.
Market price of electric water heater is about 240,000 ～ 300,000 yen.
( Market price of gas water heater is about 150,000 ～ 2500,000 yen )
When you purchase an apartment in Japan equipped with electric water heater,you need to find out year of made of it.
If you need to pay a lot of money, it will wipe out several month’s rent of your apartment.