2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #112[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
"Smart" Tankless Water HeatersEarly model tankless water heaters failed to impress most U.S. consumers. But the latest new “smart” tankless water heaters appear to be changing all that.
“The older ones were more like a barbecue grill where the water ran on top of it,” says Gene Sola, owner of EZ Tankless, based in Earl Park, Ind. “Newer models are more like a fuel-injected car. Units are computerized so they are smarter.”
There’s no pilot light, they self ignite, and the flame adjusts according to water volume. Models in the $400 range can supply enough hot water for two showers running all day long.
In addition to the natural or LP gas supply, they only require 4 amps at 120V AC to run the exhaust fan and computer. Installation is easy, too, with a dual-chamber 4-in. forced air intake and exhaust pipe.
EZ Tankless also has battery-ignited outdoor models starting at $135 for camping, hunting cabins, or other remote areas without electricity.
To ensure the tank’s life of 20 years or more, Sola recommends filtering the water going into it. His website includes detailed information and videos of how to filter water, as well as how to install and maintain the tankless system.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, EZ Tankless, P.O. Box 111, Earl Park, Ind. 47942 (ph 219 369-4781; www.eztankless.com).
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