Remodeling Tips and Reviews

Stiebel Tempra 24 Electric Tankless Hot Water Heater Installation

Stiebel Tempra 24 Electric Tankless Hot Water Heater Installation

We  installed a stiebel 24 electric hot water heater  in 2008 during a client’s bathroom remodel. It was relatively easy to install, but required 6/3 wire run in a pair. The left side of the unit requires a ground but the right side does not. 50 feet of this wire cost over $120. The client also purchased a high end control valve to cut the water off and...

Correctly sizing a tankless hot water heater

Correctly sizing a tankless hot water heater

To make sure a house has the proper size tankless water heater you must first determine just how many uses will occur at the same time. Most small tankless units are designed to run 1 to 2 fixtures at a time. This would be something like a shower and the dishwasher. These units typically support a flow of around 4 gallons per minute. An average shower uses about...

Electric Tankless hot water heaters

Electric Tankless hot water heaters

Electric Tankless hot water heaters are a great option for replacing your old hot water heater. They are easy to install and require no venting and very little space to work. All they need is a large supply of electricity. Your house will need to have a large enough breaker box to support 220V 50 Amp circuit which is the same requirement of many of today’s...

Why switch to a Tankless Hot Water Heater

Why switch to a Tankless Hot Water Heater

Tankless water heaters have several advantages over conventional hot water heaters. The biggest advantage is the cost of running these units. They tend to run at an 85% + efficiency rating. This means a decent drop in your monthly gas bill. The tankless units do not heat water until the faucet in the house is turned on. Thus, there is no hot water being kept hot...