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|Hello, I may be the wrong person to answer this as it may come across as negative, but if you want to go tankless, watch this video first: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=+why+tankless+vs+tank+water+heater+idiot&&view=detail&mid=BD3AC3043F2340C064A1BD3AC3043F2340C064A1&&FORM=VRDGAR There are negatives to standard tankless, like longer time waiting for hot water (7 to 15 seconds) inability to deal with hard water, numerous warranty exclusions, and lack of performance, particularly at low flow rates. Getting a "tankless" that has a small tank built in, (like HTP and others make) gets around most of the troubles. Efficiency doesn't help your bottom line much if the unit needs lots of maintenance. Simple equipment is always better. Have a look at the troubleshooting flow charts for tankless vs tank type heaters. Some tankless units flow charts cover three pages! Studies have shown that condensing tank type heaters are roughly the same efficiency as condensing tankless, with less to fail.