Nothing new by any means... Others may chime in but I think they were quietside or samsung? something like that, looks similar, I seen these in a mailer I received from an internet supply house... I have thrown away 3 of them quiet sides over the years and they were very new, the cs, warranty, and parts were terrible, so much so that customers just gave up and went with a new unit..
I have a lot of experience with the Toyotomi OM-148. In my opinion, it is one of the finest oil-fired direct-vent domestic water heaters on the market. Its reliability is exceptional, and our customers typically see very significant drops in the cost of heating their water after installing one of these. Also, the technical support available for the Toyotomi product line is great..
Toyotomi has absolutely nothing to do with either Quietside or Samsung, and should not be grouped in with them at all.
The OM-148 has my vote, hands down. If you are considering installing one, and it fits your application, by all means go for it. You won't be disappointed. For pre-sale information, advice and support, contact Rural Energy in Anchorage, Alaska. They are the wholesale distributor of Toyotomi products for Alaska, the Pacific northwest, and a big chunk of Canada. Their number is 907-868-7952.
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The OM-148 has a stainless steel heat exchanger, so be sure that your chloride/chlorine levels are not high. I believe that max chloride levels are 50ppm, free chlorine max 2ppm. The installation manuals are available at rural-energy.com