Re: Tankless water heater
Posted by hj on January 26, 2003 at 20:20:52:
In response to Re: Tankless water heater
Regardless of how often the shower is used, the heater has to supply enough water for it. An electric instant heater will normally be prohibitive as far as the electric bill, the power wire size, and the circuit breaker to control it.

: Here's a challenge for anyone that cares to tackle it.
: I currently use a 40 gal. electric hot water heater to supply my master bathroom. It sits in an un-heated garage and supplies the bathroom directly above it. It is only used for two showers each day in the early morning. It also supplies the sink of course. I tried to put it on a timer, which actually resulted in a higher electric bill. I suspect that is because of the recovery rate. My incoming winter cold water is between 39 and 42 degrees f. Any advise on installing a tankless heater? I have natural gas in the house but to run a line to this end of the house would be cost prohibitive. Would an electric model be able to raise the temp sufficiently? I could put a propane tank on the outside wall and pipe through the cinder-block.
: Any thoughts??
: Thanks
: Jim

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