Is anyone using that type in there home?
How do you like it?
I am considering a tank less for a replacement although they cost more, and
work well if it is only supplying hot water, to only one source.
Make sure you examine the installation costs carefully. You may need a
larger gas supply line back to the meter and the venting is more
serious, may need larger size or additional power vent.
There's been a few threads on this over the last 6 months or so -- go to
Google's group searching page and search the alt.home.repair newsgroup for
We'll be replacing our hot water heater in the near future and intend to go
with a Bosch AquaStar tankless. At the moment, I'm just getting whatever
life is left in this unit before I make the replacement. You've already
caught the down side -- unless you spend significantly more, the one unit
will not be able to sustain flow to more than one application at a time.
For this reason, it is not uncommon for multiple units to be installed
either in paralell or servicing different functions (such as one unit for
the bathroom, another for the kitchen, etc.). There are even some small
electric models that could be put under a sink.
The better gas units are Bosch Aquastar and Takagi's line. The latter is
much more expensive but as with all things, you get what you pay for. There
are others out there that are fairly well regarded although the names are
escaping me at the moment (search back the old posts and you'll find them in
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