Is Takagi a good water heater?

They’re good for several reasons. Clients consider them good for their safety features and a long list of excellent residential and commercial use options. Industry professionals often recommend Takagi water heaters for ease of use and troubleshooting with the easy access control panel.

Do you need to vent a propane tankless water heater?

MYTH 3: Tankless requires complicated venting.

Unlike traditional storage tank water heaters, propane tankless units do not need to be vented through the roof. Their combustion fan blows exhaust from the units horizontally.

Where are Takagi water heaters made?


Takagi currently manufactures a full line of gas tankless water heater models in Japan for residential and commercial applications including the recently released “second generation” 92 percent efficient T-H2 model designed for residential or light commercial applications.

How many BTU does a tankless water heater use?

In order to get the water to a sufficient temperature, the units use a high volume of gas, typically between 150,,000 BTUs, which in most homes requires the upsizing of a gas line.

What is the difference between condensing and non condensing tankless water heaters?

Condensing tankless heaters use a dual heat exchanger design to make maximum use of the energy delivered to the system. Non-condensing tankless water heaters utilize a single heat exchanger so they vent more heat in the exhaust gases.

What does the name Takagi mean?

tall tree

Takagi (高木) is a Japanese surname meaning “tall tree“. Notable people with the surname include: Akimitsu Takagi (1920–1995), Japanese crime fiction writer. Jon Mamoru Takagi (1942–1984), American martial arts instructor.

How do you vent an indoor tankless water heater?

Tankless water heaters can be vented in two ways: power-vent or direct-vent. Power-vent units use indoor air for combustion and simply vent the exhaust to the outside. Direct-vent units pull in air from the outside, so they have two vents for intake and exhaust.

Where do you put a tankless water heater?

The ideal location for your water heater is inside the home. Most installations are small and unobtrusive so they will easily fit in a pantry, under the stairs, or under your sink. If you must place the water heater outside, make sure it’s safe from direct sunlight, rain, and insects.

Is it normal to smell gas from a tankless water heater?

If you smell gas from a tankless water heater, it means there is a leak somewhere, which you need to get fixed out immediately. A tankless water heater will give out gas-only when there is a gas leak or incomplete combustion. Of course, a gas leak is hazardous, so it isn’t something you should overlook.

What is the downside of a tankless water heater?

The main disadvantage of tankless water heaters is their upfront cost (unit and installation) is significantly higher than tank-style heaters. Including installation, tankless water heaters cost 3 times more than tank-style water heaters on average.

How much room does a tankless water heater need?

As a general rule of thumb any gas tankless water heater that uses internal combustion air musts have at least 10,000 cu. ft. of space around the unit. Confined areas (such as a closet) may require air ducts or additional air inlets.

Why is tankless water heater installation so expensive?

Tankless water heaters have a higher initial price compared to tank heaters, costing homeowners between $1,200–$3,500. The higher cost is a result of a more labor-intensive set-up, as new gas and water lines are required for installation. For electrical tankless heaters, new electric wiring will need to be installed.

How much should it cost to install a tankless water heater?

Tankless water heater installation costs $800 to $3,500 on average. Tankless hot water heater prices are $300 to $2,100 for a gas or electric on-demand system, plus $300 to $2,500 for installation labor. Tankless water heaters save $40 to $200 yearly by reducing energy costs by 8% to 34%.

Can I install my own tankless water heater?

While it is possible to install your own tankless water heater, it’s not a job for inexperienced do-it-yourselfers. There are a number of different sizes and styles of tankless water heaters, including propane, natural gas and electric, along with single-room or whole-house sized models.

Is a tankless water heater worth the expense?

According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, a tankless water heater is more efficient and uses less energy than a conventional water heater, providing a $25 to $107 in annual savings. If your hot water use is low (less than 41 gallons per day), a tankless water heater will be 24% to 34% more efficient.

Do you need a water softener with a tankless water heater?

Tankless Water Heaters

For customers who either already have a tankless water heater or are considering switching to tankless, a water softener is a great idea. Because it helps protect your water heater, we will actually recommend a water softener with all tankless installs we do!

How long does it take to install a tankless water heater?

between one to three hours

Additional time is required to install new power and water lines and air vents. Afterward, the tankless unit must also be mounted and connected. Tankless to Tankless Installation: This generally takes between one to three hours.

Do gas tankless water heaters work when the power is out?

If you use a tankless gas water heater to provide your home with hot water, you may be wondering if you’ll have hot water in the event the power goes out. So, will a tankless gas water heater work without electricity? No, a tankless gas water heater still requires some electricity to operate.

What size breaker do I need for a tankless water heater?

Typical tankless requires 40-50 amp breaker for each wire. Each wire supplies 1 element. This example requires 3 breakers rated 40-50 amp = 120+ total amps. 150 amps main breaker: 150 amps x 80% = 120 amps safe maximum so there is no electricity left for other appliances.

Can a tankless water heater run off a generator?

You can use your gas or propane tankless water heater when there is no power if you buy a backup battery like the one from Hugo. You can also use a generator with sufficient wattage if you are using a whole house tankless electric water heater.