Choosing a tankless water heater
Posted on Oct.11, 2010 by Chase Thompson

Choosing a tankless water heater can be a tough decision. Every household is unique and will require special consideration when choosing the best tankless unit.

Tankless water heaters have become increasingly popular in older homes that have abandoned their flue or chimney. If you have a brick chimney that your water heater vents into you may need a new liner installed. The cost of a new flue liner can offset the additional expense of installing a tankless water heater.

In the midwest you have to consider that the incoming water temperature can be much colder is winter months. This is especially true for houses that are built on crawl spaces. Usually anything more than a 3 bathroom house may exceed the output of most tankless units.

If you ask ten plumbers who makes the best tankless water heater you will probably have at least 7 different answers. So who makes the best water heater? It really depends on the situation. We are experienced installing both Navien and Rinnai tankless units. The Navien unit seems to do a little better when demand is high.

2 thoughts on “Choosing a tankless water heater

  1. elriogrande

    I had a plumber install a tankless Rinnai water heater in our home. It works great! We have 5 kids including me and my wife. We have had it for over 3 years now with no problems and always instant hot water. We had it installed by the best Plumbers Cincinnati has to offer! Newmax Plumbing.


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