Gas Tankless Water Heater Ratings part 7, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Gas tankless water heater ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Noritz, Omega, Omen, Padmini, Paloma, Racold, Reliance, Rheem, and Richmond brands.

BRAND-----------BASIC-HIGH EFFICIENCY

NORITZ---------------3*------------------4*

The ecoTOUGH line offers three sizes of high efficiency units in both indoor and outdoor mounted models. The proTOUGH line offer units with standard efficiencies and the ValueSolutions line features very basic and relatively inexpensive water heaters. The units are backed by a very good warranty. noritz.com

OMEGA---------------5*------------------NA

These basic water heaters with mechanical controls are made in the USA. The units can be purchased directly from them online and are backed by a very good warranty. omega2000group.com

OMEN---------------<1*------------------NA

This brand is made and sold in India. They offer basic units with mechanical controls and burn LPG gas. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. omen-industries.com

PADMINI-----------<1*------------------NA

These water heaters are made and sold in India. The FLORA units are for use with LP gas and feature basic mechanical controls with a battery operated ignition system. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. padminiappliances.com

PALOMA-------------3*------------------4* 

This brand offers a wide selection of units including six sizes of basic models to match the needs of any home. The PHH-32 is a high efficiency unit that is available as indoor or outdoor mounted versions and are backed by a very good warranty. palomatankless.com

RACOLD-----------<1*------------------NA 

The NATURAL FLUE models are basic water heaters with mechanical controls. The brand is a part of MTS GROUP and is made in India but the guarantee on the units is not very good. racold.com

RELIANCE-----------3*------------------4* 

This brand offers both indoor and outdoor mounted units and they are backed by good guarantees. They feature durable copper heat exchangers and stainless steel secondary heat exchangers on condensing models. The units can be purchased at many hardware stores in the USA. reliancewaterheaters.com

RHEEM---------------3*------------------4*

This brand offers three sizes of basic units in either indoor or outdoor versions. The PRESTIGE units are high efficiency models with durable stainless steel heat exchangers and electronic controls. rheem.com

RICHMOND-----------3*------------------4*

These water heaters are made by RHEEM MANUFACTURING. The RMTG models are basic units that are available in three sizes. The ENCORE RMTGH models are high efficiency units and they are backed by a very good warranty. The brand offers both indoor & outdoor mounted units. richmondwaterheaters.com

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