A cold shower is usually the first sign that you need to replace your old water heater. Choosing a new water heater can be a complex decision, so we’d like to make that easier for you by telling you about our top 10 water heaters for 2015.
#10 – Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus Electric Tankless Whole House Water Heater
The Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus Electric Tankless Water Heater has two charts –
- 1 x 240-volt input which offers a 2.6 GPM flow rate at 40°F
- 1 x 208-volt input which offers a 5.4 GPM flow rate at 75°F
The company recommends the lower output for hot showers and the higher output for Roman baths or jacuzzis.
#9 – Takagi T-KJr2-IN-NG Indoor Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater
This tankless water heater offers a 140,000 BTU energy output and a flow rate of 6.6 GPM. Although it is recommended for smaller homes, it does have the capacity to also supply radiant floor heating.
#8 – Ecosmart ECO 27 Electric Tankless Water Heater
This heater uses a patented self-modulating technology to produce around 92,000 BTUs, with different flow rates for different locations.
#7 – Eccotemp FVI-12-NG High Capacity Gas Tankless Water Heater
With a 74,500 BTU rating and flow rate of 3.4 GPM, this tankless hot water heater is ideally suited to small- to medium-sized, lower-usage homes. It uses only 2-2.5 GPM, which should mean that it could supply hot water to two fixtures at the same time.
#6 – Rinnai RL75iN Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater
The Rinnai RL75iN has a high flow rate of 7.5 gallons per minute and the output ranges from 10,300 BTU to 180,000 BTU. It also delivers up to 140°F for residential fixtures and 160°F for commercial needs. The commercial application requires an additional controller.
#5 – Moffat Top Entry Electric Water Heater
The Moffat Top Entry Electric Water Heater meets current energy-efficiency regulations. It has a glass inner lining to extend tank life and a Styropour® base that improves energy efficiency. The galvanized bottom pan prevents corrosion. It also has a corrosion-free, child–resistant valve. This compact electric 240W water heater has a 50-gallon capacity.
#4 – Rheem 40 Gallon Electric Water Heater
The Rheem 40 Gallon, 240-volt Electric Water Heater is approved for the British Columbia market and offers great value. Ideal for 2-4 person households, and includes a patented magnesium anode rod design with a resistor that protects the tank from corrosion. The unit contains two 3000 watt elements and uses an automatic thermostat to maintain the desired temperature. This results in fast delivery.
#3 – RHEEM/ECOSENSE EcoSense Tankless Water Heater
The CECO180 DVLN water heater is ideal for homes with 2-3 bathrooms. With a minimum of 0.26 GPM flow rate, it has a .40 GPM minimum activation flow rate and uses Next Generation Burner Technology. Without an additional chip required, it has a high-altitude capability and a .82 Energy Star II rating. EcoOptions Certified, this natural gas model is energy efficient certified.
This heater provides a continuous stream of hot water and is environmentally friendly.
#2 – Rheem Performance Plus 40 Gallon Electric Water Heater
This unit provides ample hot water to households with 2-4 people. It has a self-diagnosing LED system that broadcasts the operating status. It contains two 3800 watt elements and delivers hot water fast. Additionally, it exceeds NRACN efficiency standards, which puts it in a league of its own where electric heaters are concerned.
#1 – Baxi Luna 3 Comfort Wall Hung Boiler
This fully-modulating unit provides between 35,500 to 105,800 Btu/h output, depending on the demand. With two 3800 watt elements, it ensures faster temperature recovery and an automatic thermostat keeps the water at the desired temperature. It is available in both combi boiler or central heating only configurations.
Need a new hot water heater? Speak to Ridgeway Mechanical today to find out which options will best serve your needs.