Girard Hot Water Heater Reviews (GSWH-2 Dimensions)

Tankless water heaters serve an important part of life. They provide the hot water you need when you need it without waiting. But then so do regular water heaters. Which water heater type you use will come down to your preference and how well they perform in different situations.

Most of the reviews are the same. Most owners like it because it provides instant hot water and they do not have to wait for it. However, there are many same complaints, it does not work that well when the water pressure is not as great as it could be.

To learn more about this version of the tankless hot water heater, just continue to read our article. It has the information you want to know about before you take the plunge and make your purchase.

Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth The Expense?

Yes, these are a very handy appliance to have on hand. Providing hot water almost instantly beats spending the money on propane and electricity waiting for the hot water tank to heat up.

Basically, it is a trade off. when it comes to expense. You either pay the money in the purchase price or you pay the money through refueling your propane tank or paying the electric bill.

These hot water heaters save you a little time. You can take longer showers, or get in or out quickly so you can meet your dinner reservation on time. That savings is worth the extra expense.

Plus, these tankless water heaters save on weight and space. They do not take up the space a traditional RV water heater does nor weigh as much. That is a bonus along with being easier to access.

Girard GSWH-2 Pros And Cons


  • more people can take longer showers in a row without worry
  • no special LP gas lines or special plumbing required
  • quiet brushless motor
  • very lightweight
  • you can get water heated to 140 degrees F.
  • Installs easily
  • operates with 42,000 BTUs


  • no door panel
  • needs constant water pressure no less than .8 gallon per minute
  • lots of malfunctions for some owners
  • poor customer service

Girard Tankless Water Heater Reviews


We have read both good and bad reviews on this product. The good reviews praise this device and overlook any shortcomings. Many of the positive reviews come from those who did not have any problems, (so far), with their unit.

The owners really enjoyed the service they get or got from this tankless water heater. They also liked how easy it was to install in their RVs even though some locations required some creative Plex plumbing to get it done.

This does not mean that the water heater worked flawlessly every time they positive reviewers used it. They have had their share of error codes which could be fixed relatively easy. When they were fixed, the owners were still satisfied with the performance they received.

The negative reviews were not so nice. Some owners got lemons every time they bought or replaced a defective model. They warn people to stay away from this brand of tankless water heater as they did not get what they paid for. Plus, they reported being treated very badly by Girard customer service.

One of the biggest complaints was about the water pressure. This water heater needs a certain amount of water flowing through its pipes to work effectively. That seems to be the common design for all of these tankless water heaters. They may not work that well when you are boondocking.

Girard GSWH-2 Dimensions


The width and height are the same measurement 12 1/2 inches and the depth is 15 1/2 inches. That should save you a little space when you replace your tank water heater in your RV.

The weight is 24 pounds which may be lighter than the traditional RV water heater most companies use. The one advantage you may have is that you do not have a tankful of water sitting there waiting to be heated up. You just turn the faucet on and you get instant hot water.

This makes doing the dishes a lot faster giving you more time for yourself or your loved ones.

Girard GSWH-2 Warranty


The coverage begins on the date of purchase whether you use the device on that day or not. Then the warranty will run for 2 years and the company guarantees that the model will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for that length of time.

According to the warranty this coverage is “limited to the replacement of the part(s), repair of the part(s), or replacement of the product or part(s) with a reconditioned or new product/part(s) at the discretion of the Girard Products.”

To get service you will need to provide proof of purchase.

How Long do Instant Hot Water Heaters Last?


Tankless water heaters are said to last a lot longer than traditional models. Their longevity reaches between 15 to 20 years while the traditional tank version is said to last only 10 years.

Part of the reason they last so long is that they require little maintenance. Of course, the length of the lifespan of the model you select will depend on several factors. The type of water that is run through its system and your water usage will influence how long your model will last.

Some Final Words

Tankless water heaters have been a great upgrade over the traditional style of water heater. You do not have to worry about spending excess money on warming up the water for whatever task you need to do.

They provide instant hot water when you need it and these tanks can last a very long time, saving you money in the long run. But they are not perfect and there will be times when you may not see that 15 year longevity. It will depend on the brand you buy what use you get from it.

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