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  • Another Answer for Stand-by Hot Water Losses

    I priced a tankless hot water heater when my ancient heater bit the dust a few months ago, but the price of installation stopped me dead in my tracks, primarily because I needed to bring in extra wiring both to the heater location and to the box. I ended up with a traditional tank style electric heater and while it is adequate I am not happy with the preset water temperature. I am, however, too cheap to turn it up because in this small household the water is seldom used and most of the energy use...
  • Tankless Hot Water Heaters, the Downside

    Tankless or on demand hot water heaters are not quite the boon they have been promoted to be. While they will reduce the amount of energy required to heat a given amount of water by 10 to 30 percent (depending to a certain extent on the age of your existing tank model and the efficiency of the tankless unit), there are several big drawbacks to the product. As we said earlier, they are more expensive than traditional hot water heaters, but are still competitive. The difference between tank and tankless...
  • Tankless Hot Water Heaters; First the Pros

    Tankless or on-demand water heaters have a lot of advantages for the homeowner who is building new or replacing an existing hot water heater. However, while there on many positives to their installation and use, there are some major drawbacks. First a little bit of descriptive information and then the pros of selecting this appliance. We will present the cons - and one critic is Consumer Report magazine - later in the week. Tankless water heaters provide hot water for household use without a storage...

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