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June 30, 11:20 AM [GMT -5]

Why doesn't the article mention electric tank or electric tankless? I'm in a stiuation where mine is dead and wanted to get info and see how the 2 compare but your article falls short of explaining 2 widely used options. Disappointing to say the least.

October 17, 4:17 AM [GMT -5]

Thanks for explaining pros and cons of various heat pumps. It helps a lot.. Waiting for your next post..

October 17, 4:12 AM [GMT -5]

Thanks for explaining pros and cons of various heat pumps. This post is very helpful.
Thanks for sharing.. Waiting for your next post...

September 10, 4:53 PM [GMT -5]

Brucio hit the nail on the head!
Very old article, with bad data.
This is one they goofed up on.

Sigh, now I have to fact check everything they send out.

September 10, 2:58 PM [GMT -5]

Great article but you might want to upate the info as the article sounds like it was written before 2011, at least according to the info in the Condensing water heater paragraph.

September 10, 2:23 PM [GMT -5]

We switched to a NG tankless water heater in 2004 and will never go back to the 40-gallon conventional type. We bought a factory-reconditioned heater by mail and saved a bundle over buying it new, so the unit+installation was not outrageous. The only thing I would change is taking more time to size it for the expected usage. for a family of 3.

September 10, 7:40 AM [GMT -5]

You discussed only gas tank-less water heaters. We have been using an electric tank-less for years (not a point of use). You give a false impression that tank-less water heaters only come in gas models (other than the POU models).

September 09, 11:36 PM [GMT -5]

Very lame that the website posts this article, which ran in the magazine two years ago, as if it is new info. In fact, the article was premature in discussing the condensing gas water heater in 2010, and it's still premature in Sept. 2012! According to energystar.gov, 'qualified' condensing gas water heaters with tanks are still not available. My Google search didn't find any for sale, and it's complicated by the fact that many tankless models are described as 'condensing'. I'd like to know from familyhandyman.com why they ran this without even a cursory proofreading. Maybe they could find out for us why the condensing gas water heaters haven't come on the market, even tho this article says they'll be available in 'late 2011'!

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