Originally Posted by Agprice272
Hi. I am replacing a water heater. What brand do you recommend? Also, the current
water heater has a heat exchanger. Do you find this feature useful?
If you list the various manufacturers, you'd see.
Kuuma - bottom of the line, maybe 6 years
- Kuuma is a lookalike, 10-12 years
- top of the line, best insulation
, comes with as thermostativc mixing valve - very long life
The life expediencies are based on our Catalina
34 skippers' experiences over the past three decades.
Unless you don't ever use your engine, it makes little sense to NOT have the HX. Why? ' Cuz it could be considered free heat. Otherwise, you'd have to run yet another engine to make hot water.