If you are looking for a water heating solution, there is a large number of things you should know beforehand. If you decided to get rid of the old tanked water heater, you are definitely on the right track. Propane powered models are often installed when there are no natural gas lines, but it’s not always the case. Propane has its advantages, and it can be obtained no matter the geographic location.
Having a continuous source of hot water is possible with a propane heater because propane tanks are portable and easy to obtain. And the majority of propane units, indoor and outdoor ones, are portable because of this feature.
We took this Takagi indoor propane unit, analyzed it, and summarized everything into this Takagi T-KJr2-IN-LP review. We are going to talk about technical specifications, customer support, warranty policy, expectations and design of this tankless unit.
Takagi T-KJr2-IN-LP Specifications
The first thing we noticed was the beautiful minimalist design of this unit. Besides a small Takagi logo on the casing, there are no other markings, and the white color enables it to fit it into any room regardless of its color. On the bottom side, there are the three valves necessary for the heater to work: a water inlet/outlet, and a propane line. And on the top side, there is an exhaust vent, which needs to be set up to lead outside, or to a chimney. If you need further explanations on how these units work and how they are maintained, feel free to go to our in-depth guide on the topic.
When it comes to heating and flow power, this unit is one of the strongest in its class. With a BTU efficiency rating of 19,500 – 140,000 BTU, and a maximum flow of 6.6 GPM/25 LPM, this makes it a good fit for homes with 3 to 4 running faucets. The heat exchanger is made of copper, while the electronics and the pilot light operate on an AC 120V system.
All these specifications make the efficiency factor just above 80%. Combined with the low NOx emission, this model makes a great addition to a new house, as a newly fit water heater or an older house as a retrofit.
Customer Support and Warranty Policy
Takagi is a company with quality and longevity as a part of its tradition. They have astonishing engineers in their ranks, and they work nonstop on the development of heating appliances. Nevertheless, their line of tankless water heaters, natural gas and propane ones, is known all around the world.
This model is covered by a 5-year limited warranty policy (on parts), and the company can assign you a certified expert that will help you set up your propane tankless unit while keeping everything up to regulations and standards.
What to Expect from Takagi T-KJr2-IN-LP?
Even though Takagi products are known to be on the pricier side, they certainly deliver quality service. This model is made of stainless steel parts, and it is made to last. We were more than satisfied with the efficiency of the burner, and how budget friendly it actually turned out to be.
With this unit, you will be able to supply a medium size house with continuous hot water, whenever it is needed.
- Minimalist design with high-quality parts
- Best energy efficiency factor in its class
- Designed to be up to California NOx regulations
- Good installation manual
- No visual representation of current temperature
- 4-inch category III stainless steel venting required
Using this powerful propane water heater was a pleasure. The unit delivered all that manufacturers promised, and the instruction manual was easy to understand. The mounting process was simple, and it proved to be of value to new homeowners as well as to people who want to retrofit this model on an older pipe system.
Having this type of appliance in your house will save you space, money and you won`t have to wait for the tank water heater to fill up and warm the water up. This Takagi T-KJr2-IN-LP review will surely help you with the task of finding and purchasing the right unit for yourself.
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