Tankless water heater

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  1. The Champ

    The Champ Veteran Member

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    Actually, a properly insulated water may provide you with enough hot/warm water for you to have your power restored before running out if you are prudent.

    A tankless has zero hot water available from the time you lose power til the time power is restored.
     
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    I'm on a well,so when the power goes out,only water is what the pressure tank gives has/gives so its a few toilet flushes until the power comes on. LOL-Later Steve!!
     
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    I have an water heater that works perfectly fine. but part of me wonders about tankless one day. If it isn't broke don't fix it type deal. I have myself, my gf and 2 room mates and we've never had cold water, so our set up is awesome. but if tankless can do same thing but remain more efficient I may consider.

    my water heater is like 15 years old too, so I am looking for replacements soon, or just get a newer/fancier more insulated traditional water heater.
     
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    To clarify, a natural gas (with pilot light) thermo coupler type stat, will heat with no elec.
     
  5. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I can’t speak with personal authority. But I know several plumbers and they all recommend against tankless water heaters.
     
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    You could run a tankless gas one off of a pretty small inverter i bet, and of course, the smallest generator would run it as well.

    I have found so many different HVAC guys with split opinions about tankless hot water heaters and heat pumps. i know guys that swear by them, and guys that hate them. I am no HVAC guy, but i have both, and really like both, and the heat pump is in a pretty cold climate.
     

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