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How many watts does a tankless gas water heater use?

Last Updated: 21st April, 2021

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One whole-house tankless water heater has four 7,000-watt elements, for a total electrical load of 28,000 watts. This load re- quires wire and a circuit breaker that will handle at least 120 amps, at a cost many times that of electrical service to a conventional tank water heater.

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Considering this, how many amps does a gas tankless water heater use?

120 amps

will a 5000 watt generator run a hot water heater? A 5,000 watt generator generator is capable of running a electric water heater, but caution should be taken not to exceed the generator's total 5,000 wattage rating. A electric water heater needs 4,500 watts to start the appliance and 3,500 watts to continue powering the heater.

Secondly, does a gas tankless water heater need electricity?

The short answer is, yes, a gas tankless water heater needs electricity to work. Most traditional tank systems also need electricity. If your pilot light is fired up by your power source then you need to be on the grid. Gas, either propane or natural gas, and electric.

How many volts does a tankless water heater use?

120 volts

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