In most households water heating can account up to 20% of the total utilities bill. If you would like to install a new water heater, there are two factors that you should consider; the size of the water heater and its expected operating costs.
There are various types of fuels used to run water heaters. They include; electricity, fuel oil, geothermal energy, natural gas, propane and solar energy. In this article we shall take particular interest in tank-less water heaters that are fuelled by electricity.
Ecosmart ECO 27 Tankless Heater Review
The Ecosmart ECO27is a 27kW electric tank-less heater with a weight of 14.7lb. It should be connected to a 113 amp circuit breaker. Its maximum flow rate is 5.3 gallons per minute and uses digital temperature control with 1degree increments. It has low maintenance and you will only need a valve to flush out the unit annually. Its cost is approximately $460.
Rheem RTE 13 Electric Tankless Heater
The Rheem RTE 13 is a 13Kw electric tank-less water heater that requires a 54 amp circuit breaker. It has a weight of 7.5lbs and a maximum flow rate of 4 gallons per minute. It has a digital temperature control system with LED lights. It has low maintenance that includes removing scale and dirt at the aerator of faucets. Its average retail price is $320.
Atmor AT900-03 Electric Heater
The Atmor AT900-03 is also a tank-less compact 3Kw water heater weighing as little as 3.4lb. Its maximum flow rate is 0.5 gallons per minute with a working pressure of 115 PSI/8Bar. Use vinegar solution to unclog the unit when necessary. It has an average retail price of $125.
Installing a water heater close to where the water is used saves on piping costs and the travel distance of the heated water. Ensure that the water heater you purchase adds value to your home and is not oversized or undersized.