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    These have been discussed in the past. Wondering if anyone has actually installed or serviced one?

    I have a job to look at where this might be a possibility for an interested homeowner. Replacement in an attic. Problem is that the attic is a hideaway ladder type and I'm wondering how often filters & settings have to be dealt with.

    Thanks.


    J.C.

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    Keep in mind it needs 1,000 cu/ft to breathe and there is a condensation line that you need to run into something or outside. The filter is washable and its lifespan depends on air quality and usage. There a good item and have a great warranty. I installed one in a garage. Keep in mind the height difference if you are replacing a 50 gal elec with a 50gal hybrid.
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      Originally posted by mpm View Post
      Keep in mind it needs 1,000 cu/ft to breathe and there is a condensation line that you need to run into something or outside. The filter is washable and its lifespan depends on air quality and usage. There a good item and have a great warranty. I installed one in a garage. Keep in mind the height difference if you are replacing a 50 gal elec with a 50gal hybrid.

      So then putting one in an attic sound like a huge no no.....?
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        Originally posted by dcman View Post
        So then putting one in an attic sound like a huge no no.....?
        I don't know why it would be a no-no. The condensate drain shouldn't be too hard to get out an eve possibly and down to the ground. And 1,000 cu./ft. isn't that hard to get in many attics. So you would be pulling heat and humidity out of the attic as I understand it to make hot water.

        My big concern is if someone would have to go up there and clean a filter every three months.

        P.S. I still think the traditional "less efficient" heaters we've all had for years are best. K.I.S.S.

        Thanks.


        J.C.

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