Since I'm faced with the strong prospect of replacing my failing water
heater I'm curious to learn what others think of the tankless variety
compared to the contemporary water heater tanks. Single homeowner not
having to deal with others showering, etc. Might be inclined to use the
shower while a clothes or dishwasher were operating though.
Although I'm leaning towards gas fired, electric could be considered as
an option if cost effective.
Still denigrating folks you really have no first hand knowledge of. Tisk,
Perhaps, perhaps not. Many factors including water quality, fuel
availability, and design flow rates (both min and max) must be considered.
If more than a tank full of water per day is used the fact is that the
storage cost of hot water is not particularly high with current tanks.
Compare a forced vent water heater tank system with a tankless and it may
be substantially cheaper and more convenient at the end of the day.
I know your are but what am I?
Here's the problem with fuel: Fuel choices include natural gas, propane, and
electricity. Any of those systems may require substantial upgrades to convert
from a tank system to tankless. Electricity in particular would probably
require a larger breaker and wire if the OP wanted substantial hot water
rate. A natural gas system might require a larger line if going from a 40,000
btu/hr tank to a 200,000 btu/hr tankless.
Of course you knew that, you just hadn't admitted it in public. Now that
you're out of the closet all other posters will be warned of your anti-
Just keep on dancing monkey boi. I post and you dance. Everytime.
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