Re: Replacing An existing water heater
Posted by hj on February 08, 1999 at 10:09:36:
In response to Re: Replacing An existing water heater
In order to operate as an inline heater, either the flow has to be restricted so that the available power can heat the water to an acceptable temperature, or the electric supply has to be increased to enable the higher flow to be heated, (or a combination of both). If the electric panel has the capacity and the wiring can be modified to handle the greater load, then a tankless heater will work. Whether it is worth the added cost is your judgement call. My recommendation would be to replace it with a conventional unit, (with a drain pan under it), assuming there is adequate access to do it.
: As my water heaters seem to be dying there seems to be several options available to restoring Hot
: water to my home.

: 1. Replace my upstairs water heater with an inline heater
: 2. Replace the elemants of my upstairs water heater
: 3. Replace the upstairs water heater with a new water heater.
: 4. Take cold showers

: I seem to be leaning in the replace the water heater with an inline system from SETS.
: They seem to be the only one with a UL approval. they cost about three times what the compettitors
: do but seem to be better controlled.

: What do you Reccommend as course of action?

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