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    I was thinking about getting a tankless water heater ? pro's and con's

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    Could you advise how you heat the rest of the house????

    Forced hot water; forced hot air, elec, etc.

    Have you Googled "tankless water heater" to read some sites pro & con???

    Some people like them, some hate them; they are very popular in asia & other parts of the world where HW usage patterns are much different & less than in the U.S.

    People with small families of one or two persons that don't have a lot of clothes washer & dishwasher usage seem to like them more.

    Large families with a lot of kids have much higher HW usage demands.

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    We just had a tankless gas Bosch hot water heater installed. I should say we are having it installed. For the past 2 weeks. So far it has cost us over $3,000.00 and we are still not finished. Our water temp fluctuates from steaming hot to freezing cold, the Bosch techs are no help, the plumbers can't figure out what is going on and Bosch is no help at all. Do a lot of research and make sure your plumber knows how to install tankless. In western PA. it seems that no one knows that the requirements for tankless are quite specific (gas line size, water flow rates, stainless steel vent pipe) I don't think we will ever recover our costs on this one and I cannot in good conscience recommend Bosch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godfather View Post
    We just had a tankless gas Bosch hot water heater installed. I should say we are having it installed. For the past 2 weeks. So far it has cost us over $3,000.00 and we are still not finished. Our water temp fluctuates from steaming hot to freezing cold, the Bosch techs are no help, the plumbers can't figure out what is going on and Bosch is no help at all. Do a lot of research and make sure your plumber knows how to install tankless. In western PA. it seems that no one knows that the requirements for tankless are quite specific (gas line size, water flow rates, stainless steel vent pipe) I don't think we will ever recover our costs on this one and I cannot in good conscience recommend Bosch.
    Finding plumbers to install is one thing, (more & more are learning about & installing tankless) But equally so is be sure of installing one that someone knows how to service it as well once installed in the event of a problem!!
    They can be great, just do your homework first.

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