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natural gas tankless water heater 214x300 Do You Need Hot Water at Home? (5)Tankless heaters range in price from $200 for a small under-sink unit to $1,000 for a gas-fired unit that delivers five gallons per minute. Those numbers do not include installation, which can add $150 to $300 to the price. Typically, the more hot water a unit produces, the higher the cost. Electric tankless heaters typically cost more to operate than gas units. (more…)

185491 Do You Need Hot Water at Home? (4)Some the largest residential gas units manufactured by Rinnai can supply 8.5 gallons per minute. A compact model manufactured by Takagi Industrial Company USA provides 240 gallons of hot water per hour and takes up only 2.2 cubic feet of space. A 7.4 gallon per minute model that Rheem Manufacturing Company makes is more a whole-house tankless than a point-of-use unit. (more…)

soponova Do You Need Hot Water at Home? (3)Although tankless heaters have been popular in Europe and Japan for a long time—indeed, several manufacturers of units available in this country are Japanese—concern over having enough hot water has kept them on the back burner, so to speak. (more…)

tank 300x288 Do You Need Hot Water at Home? (2)It is easy to see why. Tankless units heat and deliver water on demand. Cold water is circulated through a series of burners or electric coils that heat the water as it passes through. Tankless units cost more than storage heaters, but because you are not heating a big tank of water 24 hours a day, they cost less to operate. (more…)

light faucet 01 240x300 Do You Need Hot Water at Home?You can have all the hot water you want, when you want it. Tankless water heaters are designed to provide hot water immediately just by turning the faucet. (more…)