Recently I have been spending a lot of time trying to figure out the best option for hot water heaters for my Tiny House, but I have been back and forth on which way to go. So I realized, why don’t I see what my readers might know!
So far I have decided to focus on tankless hot water heaters. Essentially these hot water heaters don’t hold water like traditional hot water heaters, they rapidly heat the water as it flows through their heat exchangers so you only heat the water you use. The area I am having trouble with is to go with an electric unit or go with a propane unit. I don’t like how much power the electric ones use (13 kw/h) if I one day go solar, but the gas units are a lot bigger (not so great in a tiny house) and need to be vented. I also don’t know how quickly I would burn through a propane tank (I take 10-15 minute showers daily).
Do you have a tankless hot water heater, how do you like it?
How do you plan to heat your water in your tiny house?