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Old 07-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Recommendations For Electric Water Heaters


Currently have a a o smith electric water heater circa 1985. Looking to replace it. Not sure I want tankless. House was built in 85. Couple of questions?

1. I'm a contractor my self. Would you go to hybrid electric?

2. If I just by a tank what model/ manufacturer would you recommend? Just me and my lady in a 1500sq condo...

My bills are quite low right now
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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Replace it with the same. I'd go A.O

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Ok I'm thinking tankless now? What manufactures to look at. I'm looking installed cost at $1500.

What should I expect for that?

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The hell with tankless...
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Id furnish and install an a.o smith tankless made by takagi for 2800. That would not include bringing gas into the room.

You can install a new 52 ele for a fraction of that. I'm not a fan of tankless water heaters.
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The only tankless ones I would touch are gas, never electric
For tank models AO Smith & Marathon are two good brands
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with a tankless electric plan on upgrading your electrical service. 100 amp demand is not unusual for them.
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$1500 is alot of money. I own a few rental properties. some of them townhouses some of them condos.. I have tankless in all of them.
I buy the Titan tankless model : 120
I pay $225 for them, 60amp braker and # 6 wire and good to go..
I get them install total cost $350 including labor, parts and material..
They have worked great for me..
The first one I got was 5 years ago and still running...
Good luck.

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$1500 is alot of money. I own a few rental properties. some of them townhouses some of them condos.. I have tankless in all of them.
I buy the Titan tankless model : 120
I pay $225 for them, 60amp braker and # 6 wire and good to go..
I get them install total cost $350 including labor, parts and material..
They have worked great for me..
The first one I got was 5 years ago and still running...
Good luck.
Those things are total crap. I can't even tell you how many home owners call me every year to rip those things out. I've never seen one older than 5 years old. That thing is the yugo of water heaters.

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