Eternal Hybrid Water Heaters?

nap101October 10, 2012

Anyone have personal experience? My plumber is recommending it but the reviews I've been reading online don't sound so great.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I am not a fan of tank-less systems at all. The plumbing supply that I buy from sells that brand but not sure if anyone buys/installs them? For the price of one of those you can buy 2-3 top-of-line tank water heaters & have 10-20 years of great hot water in your home if your water conditions are good. You on natural gas, propane?

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 7:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Unfortunately I need to go tankless. I have a very small house and currently the hot water heater is in a closet in the kitchen. The tank is very small. There is no other place to put a tank other than the garage which would be way too far from the bathroom. So it's going on the outside of the house (also no room for a tank on either side of the house). I do live in a warmer climate. And it's natural gas.

One plumber who was against tankless agreed that this situation would be best served with tankless. Oh, and I have a slight gas leak and a bad gas line so that has to be replace regardless of what I do.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 10:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have a Rinnai and absolutely LOVE it. Don't expect $ savings, but the ability to have never-ending hot water is priceless when guests stay a few days and everyone wants a shower. Just make sure you pay attention to the max flow they can heat - some of the cheaper ones have ridiculously low flow rates.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 3:16PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Fleck 5600 Econominder - Salty Tasting Water
I just installed a new 1.5 cu ft water softener with...
Quality of what general contactor is providing
I don't feel qualified to inspect my new home currently...
Larry Lotter
Water Softener - calling justalurker
Hopefully you are still around. I had reached out a...
Fed up and ready to tackle my well water issues
I've been reading posts trying to educate myself for...
PEX... Is a manifold necessary?
Getting ready to build a house and currently talking...
Sponsored Products
Steam Spa Oasis Package for Steam Spa 10.5kW Steam Generators in Brushed Nickel
Beyond Stores
Sea Gull Lighting Flush Mounts Eternity Hanging/Ceiling 1-Light Outdoor Brushed
Home Depot
Anna Ceramic Heater - Stadler Form Swizz Style
$119.99 | HORNE
EAGO AM125HO 5' Double Corner Acrylic White Whirlpool W/ Inline Heater
Blue Bath
Floor Lamp: Eternity 60 in. LED Floor Lamp 5029-22
$98.00 | Home Depot
Eternity Ivory Arabesque Runner: 2 Ft. 3 In. x 7 Ft. 6 In. Rug
$141.75 | Bellacor
Stainless Steel Commercial Patio Heater
$299.99 | zulily
White Double Horizontal Designer Radiator Central Heating 25 x 16 1/3
Hudson Reed
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™