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Display Name: gofor
Member Since: 12/20/12

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Weir,
I have a tankless water heater and am having regrets due to an increased frequency of power outages in my area. Having no heat AND hot water for days on end is not fun in frigid winter weather. I can't go with a generator because I live in a townhouse and it's not permitted in my condo complex. I'm sure a lot of people who are sitting on the fence would opt for a tankless if they weren't concerned about this significant downside. Do you have any simple solutions you can recommend?


The Pros and Cons of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater
4/13/13 12:12 PM

Hi Blandwagon or ANYONE ELSE who can help me figure out how to have hot water during a power outage. I have a Navien NR-240A tankless:

<<That's not necessarily an issue. My tankless gas system uses the water pressure to spin a tiny generator and spark the gas. There's no electricity required.>> per Blandwagon

Thanks in advance :-)


The Pros and Cons of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater
4/13/13 11:46 AM

Does your unit work during an electrical outage?


The Pros and Cons of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater
12/20/12 02:56 PM

Hi Blandwagon -- I had a tankless installed when I moved into my townhouse 18 months ago and have had 3 outages since then, most recently a 10-day outage after Hurricane Sandy. No hot water :-((((( The brand of my unit is Navien. THe reason I went with a tankless was that my set-up is on my second floor, and I felt that a tankless would be safer in terms of potential damage should a tank heater leak when I'm not home. Anything you can share regarding how your tankless system works during outages would be appreciated!!


The Pros and Cons of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater
12/20/12 02:53 PM