Jan 07

Tankless Water Heater

Tankless Water Heater

  • Powered by electric, gas, or propane.
  • Instead of storing hot water in a tank it uses a heat exchanger to quickly heat water as it passes
  • Heat exchangers only turn on when you turn on hot water faucet.
  • Heats 2 to 5 gallons per minute.
  • Energy cost is reduced by about 20% annually.
  • Size is a small suitcase. So it takes up less space.
  • Life expectancy 20+ years
  • Possibly best option for new construction.
  • Unit cost $700 – $1500
  • Installation can be very costly.
  • Retrofitting a home can be very expensive.
  • Has lots of parts and intricate controls which need special care.
  • Can take time before hot water reaches the tap.
  • May require larger gas lines, higher output electrical service.

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