Tankless water heaters worth it?
I just reread an article from Consumer Reports posted September 2008. Not only is it OLD but its conclusions are highly flawed!
The world of 2008 no longer exists. Water heaters and costs of those units have exceeded the inflation of tankless units by a HUGE number. In addition the federal regulations of efficiency standards is due another major increase next year. Whatever logic for not recommending tankless technologies has long ‘left the building.’
I am also tickled that Rinnai was not tested in their report. The quality that Rinnai had then and has today may have caused a different outcome.
Let’s discuss point by point.
aTanklessLife.com offers a quality line of Rinnai tankless water heater for all gas instantiations. Many of our customers purchase from us and then find a qualified installer. This seems to shave literally $$$ from the price difference with conventional tank water heaters.
With a 12 year warranty and a 20+ year life expectancy you can compare the price to that of installing 2-3 tank type heaters. Also, the energy savings is huge and getting HUGER!
Rinnai products maintain temperature to within 2 degrees. PERIOD.
We offer an affordable Flushing Kit that should be used twice a year to maintain a clean system free of mineral build up. Rather than this being a weakness I strongly argue it to be a strength. Who would not change the oil in a new car or rotate it’s tires? The process is simple and the cost is miniscule.
Quite simply I could not argue more strongly about the conclusions! I have a Rinnai in my house and I LOVE IT! Unlimited hot water . For me it was a clear no brainer.