Join Date: Apr 2012
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The only problem with Tankless Electric is they gobble power. My dad has one in his house that draws 130 AMPS!!!!! Granted these look like they take a 50 amp circuit but say you have the turkey in the oven, (50 amps) Clothes in the dryer, (40 amps) Christmas lights, TV, Stereo Etc. on (25 amps?) Guest in the shower with this water heater (50 amps) and wife kicks on the kitchen sink with another of these heaters, (50 amps) and Grandpa plogs in the coffee pot, (12 amps) Granted these are MAX amperages but you can see how quick you can max out a 200 amp service! My old mans tankless has kicked the 200 amp main more than once at the holidays and his house was built in 1999. Personally i like my setup. My Geo-Therman heat pump pre-heats my water and stores it in a 50 gallon insulated storage heater. Saves me HUGE $$$$$$$$$$$$$...................