Advice on new electric HWH.

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by 246epa, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. 246epa

    246epa New Member

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    Hebbville N.S.
    I currently have an oil fired, I think it's called a tankless coil, furnace, that also heats my hot water baseboard heating.
    For economic reasons I am going to install an electric cylinder.
    Is there any benefit in paying approx $1500 (Canadian) for a Rheem Marathon, lifetime warranty unit, over $600 - $700 for a standard unit with 8 - 10 year warranty.

    Also what is the recommended size unit for a family of 4, who use the shower, not generally the bath.
  2. jamescorner

    jamescorner New Member

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    new jercy
    Typically houses that use a Geothermal are all electric. An 80 gallon electric will catch more of the free hot water off the desup.
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