Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

 
 
or
Submit
Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 11/12/2014

what is the best natural gas tankless water heater? looking for indoor but will take both suggestions

i am installing a natural gas in my home and want to get a tankless heater because i dont want to waste room with the tank just want to know what brand and size are recommended for a 3000 sqft house with 2 bath one sink in kitchen and washer connected to heater. the two bathrooms are on the opposite side of the house than the heater. it is just the 2 of us now but do plan on having children. thank you

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question


1 Answer

0
Votes

Rinnai is by default accepted to be the best. Energy factor i.e. efficiency is higher than most competitors. Very low activation flow rate at 0.4 gpm and stays on even at 0.25 gpm. That should bar any cold water sandwiches. Rinnai is also accepted as the most reliable brand.

Other great options are Rheem and Navien.

Note that putting the water heater far away from the bathrooms can cause some delay in getting the hot water. One of the advantages of tankless is you have more options to place it because it is so compact. In the South, you can even put them right outside the bathroom wall with not need for venting and instant access to hot water at the shower.

For all tankless water heaters, make sure to take it from an authorized dealer and have it installed properly by a professional who is certified by the manufacturer.


As for the size, check out how many BTUs it has. Most of the gas tankless water heaters should have enough BTUs for two showers and a sink but it is still best to plan throughly. This article has some valuable info on sizing tankless water heaters:

Source: 

Answered 5 years ago by tedtheted




Related Questions


Terms Of Use
|
Privacy Policy