Hybrid Hot Water Heater in Garage (Climate Zone 6)?
It’s decision time. Has anyone successfully installed their hybrid hot water heater in an insulated, but unheated garage in climate zone 6 (lakes region of NH)?
My main concerns about putting it on the other side of the wall dividing a conditioned mud room and the garage bays are noise and aesthetics. My walls will all be insulated to just over R-30 and I’m planning to have the electrician install a 240v outlet in the garage in case I need to plug in an electric heater. I’ll have a 5.6kw solar array providing main power, which is oversized for the roughly 800 sq. ft. of living space (oversized to provide extra oomph in the winter). I know I can always fall back to electric operation of the water heater if it gets too cold in the garage bays.
Still, would love to know if anyone in climate zone 6 (or even 5) have successfully put their hybrid water heater in the their garage and if so, how they went about it?
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