Takagi Hot Water Heaters
Points On Takagi Hot Water Heaters
Takagi hot water heaters are available in 9 tankless models, although 3 do not have the energy saver star to show they are energy efficient. For apartment units since this is the smallest of all the Takagi hot water heaters, the T-KJr was released in 2003 and offers gas inputs up to 140,000 Btu/hr. This model of Takagi hot water heaters is said to have the output equivalent of a 40 gallon tank water heater. Also known for supporting hydronic baseboard and radiant floor heating, this model of Takagi hot water heaters gives an average rise in water temperature of 60 degrees and almost 4 gallons per minute. In cold weather input temperature of 40 degrees and below, the output rate is about 3 gallons per minute.
The T-K3-SP Takagi hot water heaters are newer, being released in 2008 and offers continuous water supply starting at half a gallon a minute and can run up to a maximum of 7 gallons per minute. This is one of the only models that does not have the capability of being linked and is not direct vent convertible. There are however, 4 temperature settings from 113-167 Fahrenheit, so no remote is required. This model is also energy star rated.
The TK3-OS Takagi hot water heaters are considered the best outdoor models available. With a built in power venting system and the fact it does not need venting or caps, the installation for this energy star rated model is easy. The maximum flow rate is 7 gallons per minute of hot water, and offers 4 temperature settings so there is no use for a remote. The down side to this model is that it can only be mounted outdoors.
The T-K3 Takagi hot water heaters are the first model available that can be linked with 4 other units if required, without a controller unit. This model can also be converted to be used as a direct vent as well. The T-K3 Takagi hot water heaters activate at half a gallon per minute, and have 8 temperature settings that can be set with a dip switch. This model offers the possibility of running 50 feet and 5 elbows of vents, instead of the average 35 feet with 3 elbows many other companies offer. The only down side to any of these Takagi hot water heaters, is that they can only be bought from a dealer.