We received a call to change out 2 older Sets Tankless Heaters for a residence. The Sets company was bought out by Hubbell. Homeowners with the older Sets tankless heaters have the option to purchase the newer electric tankless water heaters that are now made by Hubbell.
Once we arrived onsite, we gave the 2 systems a good walk through and analyzed the installation and what it would take to change the system out. The previous installation wasn’t bad, but the older Sets units were a bit outdated and the units themselves looked to be a bit shabby. The newer Hubbell electric Tankless heaters were better built, with a higher grade parts and a very top notch design.
Removing the old units proved to be quite a bear with the Sharkbite adapters that were used on the older units to connect to the plumbing pipes basically being totally siezed and impossible to remove, we had to cut the old plumbing out and re-run the supplies.
Once everything was done and we fired the units up, they looked absolutely beautiful! The good thing about tankless heaters, is they only fire when you need hot water which saves a substantial amount of money in energy costs, they have quite a small foot print and they are easily serviceable. Normally anything inside a tankless heater is replaceable which saves the homeowner money because they don’t have to purchase brand new units.
Here are some images for the Hubbell Model #280-3 and older Sets Electric Tankless water heaters…