3 Things They Don’t Tell You About Tankless

3 Things They Don’t Tell You About Tankless

Is a tankless water heater for you? Yes, there are many reasons to get one, including endless hot water, size, placement of the unit, and energy efficiency, but are they really worth it? If you are remodeling your house, building new, or already have one, here are three important things to know about tankless water heaters.

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  1. Robo 1776
    Robo 1776 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Wrong answer Columbo. These things are commonly know and not any inside Mumbo Jumbo.

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  2. MrOzonkiller
    MrOzonkiller 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    You assume everyone has gas. The electric one require HUGE power run to them

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  3. Tim Labrie
    Tim Labrie 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    I had one installed in my house in Michigan. The installation went perfect but I lost water pressure because the water coming out of the ground was too cold and the unit could not make Hot water best enough. I wish I could have one but I can’t. Thanks for the video

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  4. Modern Day Caveman
    Modern Day Caveman 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    $150-200 plumber service- you must be living on fantasy island 🏝. Even the cheapest plumber starts off estimates at $200 and that’s just to come and diagnose the problem.

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  5. Nicholas O
    Nicholas O 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Who puts outdoor models in a residential application to begin with wether it’s the south or not. There’s nothing wrong with a tankless, they currently make them with lifetime scale prevention. The only misconception is people don’t correctly filter water when it comes into your house.

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  6. Jeannie Harmon
    Jeannie Harmon 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    why was this installed outside? they recommend you don't

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  7. Jackie Miiers
    Jackie Miiers 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Real good, great presentation
    First rate job.

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  8. Woodzy fox
    Woodzy fox 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    IF you have my tankless electric water heater. to be honest I LOVE IT!!!!! But be warned, it requires 2 dual 60amp breakers. and will rise your bill slightly about $20 a month.
    It takes about 8 seconds to reach full 145F then about 10 sec there after for it to stablize (No anid rods and lower power setting). Also take the tiny tank inside apart once every 3-6 months and keep it clean!

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  9. Ben Christenson
    Ben Christenson 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    No power no hot water, you don't say.
    What con-artist hiding that fact from me.
    If it can't break the 2nd law then never mind.

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  10. Yousef M
    Yousef M 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Why not pull the plug to get your kids out? Probably look into a smart outlet so you can do it from your phone haha

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  11. FortunateDaD
    FortunateDaD 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    That's a great idea! I'm going to install one of these then plug it into a wifi controller where I can just turn the power off to the water heater from my phone or set a timer and it just goes off is self. Genius!

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  12. Drew Faulkner
    Drew Faulkner 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    if you get a power vent water heater it will do the same thing. just a head up. same price but easier to get parts

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  13. Fred Lister
    Fred Lister 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    They do not last very long!!!!!! they are a poor investment!!! Do not fall for the shit.

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  14. WyomingHome
    WyomingHome 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Here in small-town, high-elevation Wyoming most people have an emergency generator, a lot of us have a water softener, and even if we have to flush the unit once a year that doesn't seem like much, especially if you can do it yourself. The bigger issue with tankless would be restricted water flow with icy winter well water.

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  15. DuckDuckGo Ismuchbetter
    DuckDuckGo Ismuchbetter 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    It's literally impossible to get a shower in "5 or 7" minutes. All you can do is get wet in that amount of time. Or perhaps, if you're quick, get soapy. But you'll never get rinsed off, or your hair washed. You can certainly get out of the shower in that period of time, but you will NEVER be close to clean. It is simply not possible.

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  16. Chance Gomm
    Chance Gomm 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    You do realize it still freezes in places like Texas right? the thing is so small why would you not put it inside

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  17. Graeme Keam
    Graeme Keam 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    "Tankless" works great in Australia… instant hot water, we conserve water so 2 minutes showers are the norm. Power outage would be the only issue for us here and that is VERY rare.

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  18. Donn Lowe
    Donn Lowe 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    How about doing a review of electric tankless water heaters.. I installed one when I remodeled my house and it couldn't produce enough hot water.

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  19. R lowle
    R lowle 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

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  20. The Scotty
    The Scotty 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Thanks! Now I know I'll never buy a tankless. I'll never buy an energy-star water heater either, because like the tankless, if the power goes out on an energy-star water heater so does my hot water. I am quite satisfied with my outside-the-house 50-gallon propane hot water heater. When the electrical power goes out, I have all the hot water I need. If fifty gallons of hot water isn't enough for ya' then something's mighty wrong!

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  21. Digital Lupine
    Digital Lupine 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    A lot of these downsides seem to also be true of electric water heaters.

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  22. Sarajane Reid
    Sarajane Reid 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Thank you! Hey, I'm a Risinger. We have to be related! Not many Risingers in the US.

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  23. Fox MacLeod
    Fox MacLeod 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Shower conservation pro tip: shut the water off after a first rinse, then soap up without the water needlessly running.

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  24. monmixer
    monmixer 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    You have to stack them or they suck. I will never go tankless for one reason. In a power outage you have no hot water unless you have a generator or lots of solar which most people do not.

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  25. w. scott Hamilton
    w. scott Hamilton 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    I would prefer solar heating tank.

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  26. Ed Quier
    Ed Quier 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Two other very important things you neglected to talk about is most on demand water heaters must have a dedicated houseline because of the huge volume of gas needed. Also, on MOST older homes, the water system must be upgraded to provide proper flow for the water heater sensors, other than that, you can expect to have a $200 to $300 gas bill! Those damn things SUCK

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  27. Alfred Lee
    Alfred Lee 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Is heat exchanger leaking a common issue?
    Replaced 2 in 5 years 😥

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  28. A Sure WORD
    A Sure WORD 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Solar savings is key

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  29. channel view
    channel view 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    My sister has one of these in her house on the ranch in Texas. Their water supply is a co-op with the neighbors. The reliability of the water is good but not great. They had a service interruption with the water one day. When the water came back on, that tankless exploded. I mean really exploded and scattered it's guts all over the room. Of course, then there was also a huge water leak until it was shut off. Just sayin'. . .

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  30. Parkerwlkn9mile
    Parkerwlkn9mile 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    That's why you buy a Navien! Stainless steel heat exchanger! Or, and inline descaler!

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  31. Hector Aguilar
    Hector Aguilar 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    2:37 hate to break it to you dude but, as a former teenager, you're in the shower a long time but very little showering is happening.

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  32. Michael Smith
    Michael Smith 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Moved into a place that had one of these tankless. Me and my wife really like it. I did the math and the savings on the gas bill cover the maintenance costs. For us since the yearly cost is about the same it's about the convenience. The key is maintenance. I've heard of people getting 20 years out of these when they do the maintenance.

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  33. Jack G
    Jack G 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    Three none issues to me. I think it was three years before I learned to cleaned my system. The system wasn’t in bad shape, nor was it too hard to flush the system. The number 2 issue mentioned isn’t really an issue, it’s really about conservation, don’t waste water. My soon to be daughter in law was at our house for three weeks and took 25 – 30 min showers, drove me crazy. The 1st issue, was just life, no power for days and your regular tanks will be full of cold water as well.

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  34. big papa jay
    big papa jay 8 May, 2022, 13:40
  35. Justin Smith
    Justin Smith 8 May, 2022, 13:40

    It takes the same amount of gas to heat the same amount of water in tankless vs tank

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