tankless water heater, Hi everybody.

Discussion in 'HVAC' started by mk5778, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. mk5778

    mk5778 Guest

    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?
     
    mk5778, Dec 21, 2007
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    modervador Guest

    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.
     
    modervador, Dec 24, 2007
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    ahtheodor Guest

    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.
     
    ahtheodor, Dec 27, 2007
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    Dr. Hardcrab Guest

    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.
     
    Dr. Hardcrab, Dec 29, 2007
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