Takagi T-H2 Tankless Water Heaters Review

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Takagi T-H2 and T-H2S are the most efficient tankless water heaters from this manufacturer. What makes these units special and how it can improve your water heating... read further.

Takagi condensing technology

T-H2 and T-H2S water heaters are designed with the advanced condensing and tankless technology that heats water not only on demand and continuously, but with less than 10% energy loss.


Takagi added a secondary heat exchanger made of a durable stainless steel to capture the heat from the flue, therefore, increasing the thermal efficiency of the unit.

Since more energy is used for water heating and fewer greenhouse gases are emitted outside, T-H2 and T-H2S water heaters, both indoor and outdoor models are considered green, whose energy efficiency exceeds 90%. They are also known as condensing water heaters.

Takagi T-H2 features

Capacity

Takagi H2Takagi T-H2 was designed to heat water in residential and commercial applications and provide the maximum of 9.0 gallons per minute, which can be achieved mainly in warmer areas where the temperature of the groundwater is higher.

With this flow rate, T-H2 can easily provide enough hot water for up to three fixtures. The water heater will provide a flow rate of 4.6 GPM in the areas where the input is 40 F or less, making it ideal for homes with up to two bathrooms.

For homes with the higher hot water demand, Easy-Link is the solution, as it allows linking of up to 4 units into the one system. As 4 units are manifold together into the system and with the full automatic modulation the system will operate between 13,000 and 796,000 BTU.

Models

Takagi T-H2 tankless water heaters can be installed outside or inside, based on your preference and installation viability. The outdoor model T-H2-OS is usually installed in the recessed box for protection and does not require any venting (power vent is built-in), while the indoor model T-H2-DV is direct vent model with the sealed combustion, that uses a PVC pipe.

Power

Model T-H2, as other tankless water heaters, uses the modulating gas valve to provide hot water with less fluctuation and more accurately, and it ranges from 13,000 to the maximum 199,000 BTU.

Temperature control

The temperature is factory set at 120 F and by using the temperature controller TM-RE30 the temperature of the hot water can be changed from 100 F to 185 F.

If the remote control is not installed, the temperature can be changed on the computer board and seen on LED and through the small window on the front cover of the water heater.

Troubleshooting

Takagi T-H2 water heaters are self-diagnostic, which helps in troubleshooting. If there is a problem with the unit, an error code (i.e. 111) will appear on the remote control or LED display.

Takagi T-H2S

A model T-H2S can work either as the outdoor T-H2S-OS or indoor unit T-H2S-DV in residential applications. The T-H2S will provide a maximum of 8.0 GPM in colder areas or 4.1 GPM for 40 F rise, which still has enough flow to supply up to three applications at the same time. When compared to a previous model, T-H2S models come with less power, which is approximately 180,000 BTU when on the maximum, while the minimum power is the same, 13,000 BTU.

Due to their condensing technology and high-efficient operation where the Energy Factor (EF) is 0.91, all models from T-H2 and T-H2S series are Energy Star compliant and therefore, eligible for government tax breaks and other rebates.

Safety features

  • Built-in freeze protection system

  • Manual reset hi-limit switch

  • Flame sensor

  • Overheat cutoff fuse

  • Air fuel ratio (AFR) sensor

Summary

As seen from the above, Takagi T-H2 series are condensing water heaters that utilize the power from flue gases for higher efficiency. The top features are endless hot water supply to up to three bathrooms, on-demand heating, compact and space-saving design, Easy-Link system for more hot water, computerized diagnostics and adjusting, and Energy Star compliance.


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