Tankless recommendation.

slackkeymike

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I have a nice little cottage up in Mentone Alabama. 1000 sqft plus. Two showers, washing machine, dishwasher. We will be renting it out. The water heater is a squat 30-40 gallons. Not near enough. When we go up, it’s 2-3 people, maybe four. Space is tight. I’d like to consider a tankless. Service is 200 amps. Panel is 35-45% occupied. We like our showers! Please recommend a unit that will answer the mail. Thank u!! Oh, can I install it? I’m handy.
 

rickgburton

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Water heaters are not considered appliances. Most techs can repair them because they're a basic system, a heater and a thermostat. As far a recommendations, that would probably be best answered by someone that installs them and knows all the particulars like size needed, tank or tankless, etc; etc. Plumbers and HVAC guys do that.
 

slackkeymike

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The title of this forum is “tankless heaters” or something close. So it is most def appropriate of me to ask this question. I donate to this forum. I appreciate the advise. And I will continue to donate when given great advice.

If I somehow misunderstood, please explain.

Still looking for input. Thank you!
 

Jake

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Hi Mike,

I've never installed or been in a house with a tankless, to see what the difference is between the standard water heater and tankless.

Hopefully other members that see your thread and have tankless can give you reviews on the ones they own.

Here's our main thread on this, Its from 2010 to 2014, but it has Lots of good information lots of other members posted: Your thoughts on tankless water heaters

Jake
 
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