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Top 10 tankless water heaters

Updated on February 16, 2009

Tankless water heater manufacturers

Tankless water heaters have many advantages over traditional water heaters like unlimited hot water supply, cost savings to saving our environment by going green. Choosing and Buying the right tankless water heater could be a challenge as there are many options available. You can find the top 10 tankless hot water heaters on this page to help you narrow down to what you want depeding on your specific needs. This top 10 list is not ranked in any way meaning #1 is no better or worse than #10. Selecting the right heater solely depends on your personal needs.

Top 10 list of tankless water heater manufacturers

Top 10 tankless water heaters
Top 10 tankless water heaters

1. Bosch Gas Aquastar Indoor Tankless Water Heater (Model 2700ES)

This is a high end bigger more expensive natural gas tankless water heater. Like all tankless water heaters, you will get an endless supply of water. You are not limited by the size of the water tank. This heater delivers 7.2 gallons per minute and is capable of supplying hot water to two or three applications at the same time. For example, you can take a shower and also use the washing machine or dishwasher without running out of hot water. It costs about $1100 and weighs about 80 pounds. Keep an eye on your gas bill as this machine will consume  a lot of gas.

2. Eemax tankless water heaters

Eemax makes both electric and natural gas tankless hot water heaters. Some of their electric heaters are very cost effective.  They manufacture both "Single Point" and "Flow controlled" water heaters and Thermostatic, Series Two, Series Three, Three Phase Tankless Water Heaters and Mini-Tank Electric Water Heaters. Eemax has one of the largest selections of Tankless Electric Water Heaters for use in industrial, residential and commercial applications. Eemax brand definitely belongs in the top 10 list of tankless water heater manufacturers.

Tankless water heater pic
Tankless water heater pic

 3. Noritz tankless water heaters

4. Rheem tankless water heaters

5. Takagi heaters One of the top 10 tankless water heaters. About 20 inches high and weighing about 40 pounds, the takagi Jr. is the most compact unit in the Takagi line. Designed to produce endless hot water and radiant heating for smaller homes, The T-K Jr. uses the same innovative technology as the original Takagi units. This is a natural gas heater unit.

6. Chronomite tankless water heaters Chronomite Laboratories patented the first microprocessor controlled tankless water heater providing unlimited hot water simultaneously to multiple locations with one heater. Chronomite Tankless Electric Water Heater products include Instant-Flow SR, Instant-Flow Micro and Instant-Temp.

7. Stiebel Eltron This manufacturer is one of the top 10 tankless water heater manufacturers and they are known for their point-of-use heaters. The combination of meticulous German engineering and the best available materials ensure that every water heater is of the highest quality and designed for many years of trouble-free service.The Stiebel Eltron Mini tankless water heaters are ideal for restrooms or kitchenettes in an office or commercial / industrial setting: Office Buildings, Gas Stations, Stores, Schools, Condominiums, Restaurants, etc.

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9. Bosch RP27PT Powerstream Pro Electric Tankless Water Heater

10. Rheem Electric Commercial Water Heater This top 10 tankless water heater manufacturer made it as it is designed to provide hot water at the consumption point, eliminating costly temperature loss in long piping runs. Point-of-Use heaters are small enough for installation in limited spaces under counters, mop sinks, cabinets, or any remote area where modest quantities of hot water are required. They are ideally suited for applications in retail stores, public restrooms, office washrooms, kitchen and mop or bar sinks.

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      ChrisC 6 years ago

      In regards to tankless showers for outdoor use, there are also a couple of other good models besides the Eccotemp L5. They’ve also got a larger capacity model, the Eccotemp L10 which provides 2.6 gallons per minute (opposed to the L5’s 1.4 gpm) and nearly twice the heating power. At 24 pounds, it also weighs almost twice as much as the L5 which may be a little less practical for everyday camping situations.

      Camp Chef also has a good outdoor tankless shower option, their HWDS Triton which is a popular alternative to the Eccotemp L5 because it has a self-standing feature that makes it convenient for portable, outdoor use.

      There’s a good side-by-side comparison of all 3 outdoor tankless camping showers at this page

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      Steve H. 6 years ago

      After installing two 50 KW multi stage tankless electric hot water heaters ($2000.00 materials only), centrally located for 7 hot water connections 4 months ago, I can now see the efficacy of adding 7 hot water recirculators

      (an additional $1200.00 materials only) to eliminate costly temperature loss in the long piping runs. OR, perhaps, even remove the current system, & install 7 electric point of use tankless hot water heaters, 1 at each of the hot water faucets. Depending on cost, I really need to do one or the other...

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      whitton 6 years ago

      Nice Hub. This is a great top 10 list.

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      Mike M 6 years ago

      I'd recommend consumers take a look at for their purchase decisions. This top 10 list is lacking products which weigh warranty, EF, min gpm (some have ZERO). As stated, pvc pipe v. stainless. Very important to the consumers information.

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      Robert K. 7 years ago

      Sorry my metion to stainless steel pipe and PVC pipe is in regaurd to the venting system. The Stainless steel is like 20 times the price of the PVC.

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      Robert K 7 years ago

      Well I glade to see site like this with infromation, but feel your site really only hits the retail units. Navien tankless is not metioned at all on this site. The units that you do list all used special stainless steel pipe, where the Navien uses PVC pipe. The other fact to is there mention about circulating tankless hot water tanks at all. These tankless systems allow the hot water to be almost on demand instant hot water VS wating for the water to travel thourgh the house. I hope this site can overall get some more brands of tankless and compare what really out there, not what Home Depot or Lowes is selling.

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      Joel T. 7 years ago

      These units are for inside the home.

      For those who are looking for outdoor water heater or camping shower solutions, the Eccotemp L5 tankless water heater works the same way as the home versions, albeit smaller. This gas tankless water heater heats the water instantaneously at a rate of 1.4 gallon/minute using propane gas. There are other brands out there but haven't tried them.

      Here's a good demonstration of the Eccotemp L5 in action on YouTube:

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      Eileen 7 years ago

      I just bought a Takagi point of use tankless hot water heater to heat the water in my soaking tub. Now when I fill my tub, someone can still take a shower after and there is still hot water.

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      Tankless Guy 8 years ago

      Pure opinion with basis of fact. Based on Gama figures your top 10 is wrong

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      DarleneMarie 8 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the information on various tankless waterheaters!