Anyone use an IR electric tankless water heater?
I’m just not sold on installing a standard electric water heater for my one bedroom apartment above our detached garage. It kills me to think that I’ll be heating water all day, for use only a couple times a day. The fact that conventional water heaters don’t last long and get all scaly perturbs me too.
I recently stumbled across a IR Electric Tankless Water Heater by SuperGreen https://www.supergreenusa.com/product/model-ir-14k220/
it sells for $464 on Amazon, which is two hundred less than the Bradford White 38 gallon Water Heater I recently spec’d. This model I thought would service a shower, sink, washer and bosch dishwasher. I’m in Zone 6a (Central NH), and our incoming water temp I think is about 47F.
The SuperGreen IR14220 requires a huge amount of amperage (60!!!!), but I’ve got a 400amp service and I’ll have 18kW of PV up and running soon. Trying to decide if it’s going to save money, and maintenance?
Supposedly, because the IR doesn’t come in contact with the water, it keeps the mineral buildup and other such maintenance headaches to a minimum.
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