Need help deciding tankless or tank water heater

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    paulm

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    I’m a newbie here and I’m thinking of getting a tankless water heater, what should I look for and what should I look out for?
     
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    If it's electric you'll probably need an upgrade of your present electrical supply.
     
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    My old tank is gas but I'm open. Which do you think would be better?
     
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    Thanks wazzat & nealtw!

    When I lived in Indonesia for a year there was one in the house where I stayed. That was 20 years ago and I didn't pay much attention to what it was but I remember it well. I never ran out of hot water. Ran out of water once in a while when they didn't fill the water tank though. It never failed but was kind of ugly inside the western style bathroom.

    I've talked to a couple plumbers and they aren't very pro-tankless. Have either of you used one? I'd sure like to hear some firsthand experiences.

    Thanks guys!

    Paul
     
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    I havn't seen enough of them to have a good opinion. :)
     

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