How should I heat my water?
Hi there. I’m just starting a major renovation of a two story studio space attached to our detached garage to be used as a studio and sometimes guest house. We’re adding water and septic to the house, and I’m looking for ideas on the best way to get hot water. We’ll only have a single bathroom with shower, and a small wet bar sink on the same wall as the bathroom, so there are no long pipe runs. Usage will be infrequent but once in a while fairly aggressive if we have guests there who need to take multiple back-to-back showers. Keeping a large tank hot all the time for the infrequent times we’ll use it seems wrong. I’ve read some advice on here about point of use electric water heaters, but my electrician said they don’t work well enough and take too much power. Especially since I’m taking power from our main house – so we might only have 100amps available. I don’t have municipal gas, and am thinking of supplementing my power use with solar down the line. Do you have any thoughts on what type of heater I should look a? Thanks in advance. -Curtis
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