Tips for Choosing a Tankless Water Heater

Feb. 27, 2017 | by Chad Sanborn

Tankless water heaters are a great choice for a continuous, energy-efficient supply of hot water in your home.

But keep in mind that not all water heaters are created equal.

There are high-efficiency and mid-efficiency options available, such as the Bradford White Infiniti TanklessTM water heater line.

The Infiniti Tankless™ Water Heater Series High Efficiency Model is a condensing gas model, with an energy factor of 0.95 (with efficiency ratings subject to changes in federal regulations). The condensing design utilizes heat from exhaust gases to pre-heat incoming cold water, increasing efficiency and reducing emissions.

While they are efficient in their use of gas, keep in mind the installation requirements for gas line size, venting, and condensation drains. Some of these things are determined by local codes, so work with a plumbing professional to get the best fit for your home or building.

For a mid-efficiency model, the energy factor will be in the .80 to .90 range, with efficiency ratings subject to changes in federal regulations This option must use a stainless steel vent flue and does not require a condensation drain.

The Infiniti Tankless™ Water Heater Series High Efficiency Model supports higher flow rates because it is able to deliver more heat into the water, depending on the temperature of the incoming water.

Also, the Infiniti Tankless™ Water Heater Series High Efficiency Model has earned Energy Star certification in recognition of its efficiency.

If a tankless water heater is right for your home, explore your options with the Bradford White Infiniti TanklessTM Water Heater series. Talk to a local plumbing professional to find the best solution for your lifestyle and energy-saving goals.

This blog was developed by Bradford White. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.


Topics: Tankless Water Heaters, Water Heaters

Companies: Bradford White Water Heaters



Chad Sanborn
Chad Sanborn is the Product Marketing Manager for Bradford White Water Heaters. He has been in the water heater industry for over 13 years, supporting the growth and development of Bradford White in various capacities. In 2001, Chad began his career in the production areas of Bradford White's Middleville, MI water heaters manufacturing facility. Using his hands-on product experience, Chad transitioned into the engineering department in 2007, where he expanded his knowledge and influence by working with the testing procedures and standards for residential and commercial water heaters. In 2011, Chad was promoted to the Sales and Marketing team, where he currently holds the position of Product Marketing Manager. In his current role, he manages all products for Bradford White Corporation and works collaboratively with the sales and engineering teams to develop Bradford White's short and long-term water heater product development and marketing strategies. Chad holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University and is an active participant in many plumbing, engineering and manufacturing trade organizations. www

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