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Old 04-25-2011, 11:21 AM  
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Default Disadvantages of the tankless water heater?

I plan to change a water heater and am looking at getting a tankless one. I found several ones from noritz. are these tankless water heater really more efficient than conventional ones?

are there any disadvantages?


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Old 04-29-2011, 07:58 PM  
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I had one installed in my new house, installed the electrical lines during construction and everything. After 6 months of actual use I was so dissapointed I took it out and sold it on ebay. Bought a traditional tank heater and have been happy ever since.

Just my opinion, but I think they are way over-rated.



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Very expencive to buy and install, will need maintance from time to time due to minerals building up on the sencer that detects flow.

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Tankless heaters are pricey.

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