We had an accepted offer on our "Dream House" and it needs a water heater. No gas option, only electric. But wondering about the tankless ones. Wondering if anyone has had experience with em?
Thanks in advance!
2x the cost up front and not all of them are energy efficient. Some of them are actually less efficient than the old standard tank. Also, most are low gpm so you will likely need more than one if you ever plan on running more than one faucet at a time. It also takes longer for the water at the faucet to come up to temp than with a standard unit so water use is actually less efficient.
I looked at them last month when I had to replace mine. I opted for another good ol' tank unit.
I second what Quackr said, my Dad has been a master plumber for 40 years and everything he said is true. They can't heat water fast enough for a high demand although the gas ones do a better job than the electric. They also leak over time just like one with a tank does.