Every appliance reviewed in this extended guide sports conservative looks, except for the inlet and outlet valves and some kind of cleverly incorporated digital control panel. That being said, many under-the-hood differences exist. For example, the Takagi T-KJr2 is compact and energy efficient, it’s equipped with an energy factor that lays between 0.81 to 0.83, plus there’s a handy remote control included. Sit the remote on a coffee table, and never feel the need to seek it out when you need to raise the temperature by a few degrees.
Gas-fired, this is the smallest model in the Takagi range. The output rating promises a 150,000-BTU energy output and a 6.6-GPM max flow rate, which is enough to supply on-demand heated water to one, maybe two bathrooms or showers. Reliable by design, this model isn’t a suitable fit for larger homes.
The review opens with a budget-friendly low tariff tankless hot water heater. Purchase this model if you live in a small home or apartment, knowing it’s recommended as a built-to-last appliance. In point of fact, that last feature is supported by a 15-year warranty.