Originally Posted by Educator
A tankless water heater should not be giving off that much heat. We have a 75 gallon one in our home and it is not even wram to the touch on the outside.
Still not sure what we will do. Solar water heaters are so gosh darn expensive that we don't see ourselves going that route....at least not for now.
Hope that helps,
Thanks Dan, I appreciate it! I looked at your site briefly, I will definitely check it out.
Yeah, the only thing I dislike about going with the electric tankless water heater is that it's not just the cost of the unit, but the installation as well. My house was built in 87, and it appears as though it will require all new wiring, and a 50 amp breaker (as apposed to the standard 3-wire romex and 20amp system that supplies power to my water heater now).
I found an electric TANK water heater from Whirlpool that apparently uses 15% less energy than standard tank water heaters. In addition to the fact that it doesn't give off any heat... (which mine does). It has three times the insulation (among other things).