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This is a question for my own home. I currently have a 40gallon GE hot water tank thats beginning to go. Ive replaced the elements in it once before and I can see the bottom showing rust. So my question is what do you plumbers suggest as far as brand and type? I would like to have a tankless just for the sake of "endless" hot water.

I live in Pittsburgh PA where sometimes we go through cold spells where temps go below 0 for a short time. My worry is it wont get the water hot enough. Am I right on that? Or should I just settle for a 50 gallon unit? My house has 2 full baths and a 1/2 bath. Just me and the wife right now and our son (18 month old) We usually shower one after the other, 45-60min to allow water to heat back up, Or if one of us takes a long shower the tank seems like it is running out faster.

So what direction should I go considering I have electric only?
 

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I had heard the electric tankless were not as nice as the gas units. But that wasn't from a plumber. I have the room to upsize for sure to a 50. 80 might be getting a bit tight. As far as some of the newer units being more effiecent what model should I look at. Ferguson is right up the road from my shop and they have the Bradford white units. I just don't know the ins and outs of the units. And the sales guys there are total idiots.
 
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