Victoria Zepeda
Victoria Zepeda
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  • Carrizo Springs, TX
Asked on Dec 30, 2018

How do I install a tankless water heater?

Victoria ZepedaDDLaura Cooper
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Answered

Or should I?

11 answers
  • Betty
    on Dec 30, 2018

    Hi I would really check it out first. .I get consumers recall on my email. .there is a recall on them now. .carbon monoxide leaks. .I can not remember the brand name. .be careful. .I heard they are a lot more expensive ..Happy New year. .

  • William
    on Dec 30, 2018

    You need a plumber to install. They are quite complicated for the DIY. Sizing, plumbing, gas line, safety controls, venting.

  • Victoria Zepeda
    on Dec 30, 2018

    Thank you both for your response, I will think very hard about this and find out more about this before I decide.

  • Kathy
    on Dec 31, 2018

    We have a Rinnai tankless water heater. Plumber has to install due to running gas and water supply lines. if it is installed by a reputable plumber you shouldn’t have to worry about carbon monoxide any more than with any other gas appliance. We love ours, never run out of hot water although it does take about 1-1.5 gals of water to get the hot water to the faucet, i just save this in a pitcher for cooking or watering plants

  • Victoria Zepeda
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Thank you, but my whole house is electric and the water heater is in the attic, which is something I still can't understand.

  • Shelby Bankston
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Our tankless heater is in the basement and we waste so much water before the hot water reaches the bath rooms and kitchen up stairs!

  • Blaire Simpson Oslander
    on Jan 1, 2019

    You should consider installing a hot water recirculation pump. These are pretty standard in Las Vegas where water is a premium.

  • Laura Cooper
    on Jan 1, 2019

    This is absolutely NOT a DIY project. Even a professional has to be specially certified for tankless water heater installs.

    That being said, yes, I think they are worth it.

  • Victoria Zepeda
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Thank you, you are right I will take your advice and let a professional look at this.

    again, Thank you.

    • Laura Cooper
      on Jan 2, 2019

      I work in HVAC. Our business installs them. Message me if you have any questions about it. I think it's worth it to get a recirculating style tankless. I prefer the service record of Rinnai, but the Navien has some excellent technology. Check with previous tankless customers before deciding on the HVAC company or plumber to use.

  • DD
    on Jan 2, 2019

    Victoria I can't answer the "or should I" but I found this link on the How to, hope it helps

    https://www.homedepot.com/c/tankless_water_heater_installation_HT_PG_PL

  • Victoria Zepeda
    on Jan 2, 2019

    Thank you all, I will be talking to a lot of people regarding this alternative to hot water heater's.

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