Hot water heater
I am looking to replace my gas water heater with an electric version, but I am rather confused on the best option.
I am deciding between the eco2 / sanco2, a hybrid (like Rheem or Bradford and white), and an on demand system.
This seems to be the most efficient, but it is expensive and bit difficult for me to fit the outside unit. Cost, however, is not the biggest concern for me.
This seems like a good option, but I am concerned about noise on many models. I also would be putting this in my unfinished basement. I have read some posts about it not being advisable to move/disturb basement air, but I am not really sure I understand the concern. I potentially could vent the exhaust out, but not the intake, which I assume would cause the air movement problems. Also, to vent the exhaust I would need to place the unit much farther from the hot water faucets.
I plan to eventually install solar panels and a battery system. I read that these systems pull too much energy at once to be used with solar. I was looking at the stiebel eltron system. I would really prefer an on demand as I live in a small home and getting space back in the basement would be great. However, I am curious about the downsides.
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