tankless water heater, Hi everybody.


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mk5778

Hi everybody.
I need an unbiased professional opinion.
I have 23 years old oil fired boiler with tankless water heater. I am
planning to have it replaced.

The guy quoting the job recommended to install indirect fired water
heater ($1900 extra compared with tankless as part of the boiler ).
Does it make sense? Only two people live in the house (no kids), Hot
water usage is not high.
..
I read about pros an cons, It is confusing....

Any comment/advice/suggestion will be appreciated.
Thanks!!
P.S.: On slightly different topic: how much good does HeatManager
(http://www.becketthm.com/) do?
 
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modervador

The indirect will give you unlimited hot water, which is a great selling
point. If it is just the two of you that you were worried about, just get a
summer/winter (coil in boiler) for your hot water. All of the oil boilers I
know of can have it, there are very few options in a gas boiler.
Probably because gas domestic water heaters are so (relatively) cheap,
it doesn't make as much sense to add DHW capability on to a gas boiler.
 
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ahtheodor

Hi everybody.
I need an unbiased professional opinion.
I have 23 years old oil fired boiler with tankless water heater. I am
planning to have it replaced.

The guy quoting the job recommended to install indirect fired water
heater ($1900 extra compared with tankless as part of the boiler ).
Does it make sense? Only two people live in the house (no kids), Hot
water usage is not high.
.
I read about pros an cons, It is confusing....

Any comment/advice/suggestion will be appreciated.
Thanks!!
P.S.: On slightly different topic: how much good does HeatManager
(http://www.becketthm.com/) do?
Hey,
Just saw your post. I had a similar situation (kinda -- plumber wanted
to charge me $1500 for tankless water heater, which seemed too much).
I found a website called www.Houseneeds.com and not only did they give
me a good deal ($855 for the same heater) but good advice, too.
Hope that helps.
 
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Dr. Hardcrab

Hey,
Just saw your post. I had a similar situation (kinda -- plumber wanted
to charge me $1500 for tankless water heater, which seemed too much).
I found a website called www.Houseneeds.com and not only did they give
me a good deal ($855 for the same heater) but good advice, too.
Hope that helps.


If a guy was going to charge you $1500, why didn't you jump on it??!!! I'm
not questioning your ability on installing one
yourself, but don't you think it's worth paying someone to do it?

What happens if you have a problem with it (while installing or 6 months
down the road)? Are you going to fix it? Can you fix it? Will the
manufacturer honor any warranty parts if YOU install it? Will they just send
you a new part if YOU say it's bad (as opposed to someone
diagnosing that the part is actually bad)?

I just think to pay someone, what, $600.00 (if you do in fact get one for
$855 and that includes all of the required accessories
and parts needed for installation) and then if you have any problems within
the warranty period, you call THEM and have them
make it right.
 

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