Tankless water heaters?

Does anyone have experience with tankless water heaters? My current water heater in my home is 9 years old and when it dies I was thinking of replacing it with a tankless electric heater. The price seems to be a bit higher than a standard unit but I would expect that you would save a lot on the monthly bill, especially for a single person or couple. I have no idea how long they last compared to a standard unit.

Any help appreciated.




My brother had one in his home, he hated it and after several short-lived repairs (not hacked - he’s a helicopter mechanic), he tore it out and replaced it with a conventional W/H. From what I recall, he reported no change in his power bill!

This is all I know about it.


They have become very popular here in the midwest over the last several years. There are several large very respectable companies that manufacture different types of units. They have been used in europe for many years. On paper they should save a fair amount of money. You have to find a plumber who is familiar with the proper installation.

My friend had one in his new house a few years ago and said he had a lot of problems with it. The technology should be getting better and I bet there are some good models now.