Disadvantages of the tankless water heater?

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  1. Apr 25, 2011 #1

    housereader

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    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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  2. Apr 30, 2011 #2

    Raindem

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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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  3. Apr 30, 2011 #3

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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.
     
  4. May 13, 2011 #4

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    Tankless heaters are pricey.
     

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