Tested perfectly in a Montana winter.
I bought this unit on sale and installed it last July. It probably took 90 minutes, and the materials were around $180.
I'm a DIYer and it was no problem at all to hook up. Very simple (except the warranty requires license numbers from electrical and plumbing contractors, but I probably saved enough to buy a new one if something goes bad).
The temperature in the crawl space under my cabin is 35° (which is where the pressure tank is and where the water is temporarily stored). It's still cool in
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summer, maybe 58°. To compensate for the low starting temperature, I need to set the temp at 125° at the unit to get it 80+ feet to get all the way to the shower at 112°.
The temperature is rock steady (once the pipes warm up) and instantly hot no matter how many dishes, sinks, washers and showers are going on at once.
Excellent alternative to tank-style.
This unit makes perfect sense for many reasons.
I only use a few gallons a day most of the time. But several weeks a year I might have 4-8 people needing showers, laundry, dishes, cleaning...
The temp is incredibly steady and perfectly predictable, adjustible and economically smart.
Installation was simple and quick.
The 36 kilowatt model is overkill, but my well is 400 feet down and my crawlspace is 62° even in summer, so I wanted to be sure the water could always be hot and ready, even in
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This water heater is quite the space saver and installation isn't difficult. I'm having happy with this purchase and I'd recommend anyone to give this tankless water heater a try.
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