Posted on January 28, 2015
Our L10 and FVI12 tankless water heaters are best fitted for a small residence such as RV's and cabins, as well as tiny homes. Both of these units are rated at 74,000 BTUs and would work for overall the same applications.
Tiny house owners sacrifice square footage for free living, preferring homes less than 1000 square feet in size. Less space means less chores, greatly reduced upkeep costs and the ability to move on a whim. More and more families, including those with pets and children, are catching on to the tiny house movement. Investing in a tiny house also means choosing new appliances that maximize space, as well as saving on energy-so as you can see, tankless water heaters are a natural fit for tiny house owners.
However, there are a few things you'll want to take into consideration as to which of these units would work best for your tiny home application. First, let's focus on our L10 tankless water heater in comparison to a tiny house installation:
Our FVI12 tankless water heater is ideal for a tiny home installation as well, however, there are a few details that certainly separate itself from our L10 model...and may overall work better for your application. Let's take a look at a few of these key points below:
Overall, tankless water heaters are extremely efficient, beating out old school water heaters in terms of cost-effectiveness by over 30 percent. The compact size and minimal footprint does not impact the performance of tankless water heaters. High-performance models deliver endless hot water that is instantly heated on demand.
The Eccotemp EP-2.4 point-of-use tankless water heater is specifically designed to shorten the distance and reduce the wait time for hot water at a single faucet. The patented mixing chamber provides a ready supply of heated water, virtually immediately and the mixing exchanger eliminates the potential for scalding. The EP-2.4 point-of-use tankless water heater is designed [...]
Our FVI12 tankless water heater is one of our most popular units to date. The Eccotemp FVI-12 is an indoor tankless water heater designed for small to medium hot water production where you need more than one hot water application at the same time. This model is perfect for vacation cabins, cottages, condominiums and smaller [...]
There are several considerations to keep in mind, when deciding which water heater would work best for your applications-gas or electric? whole-house or point of use? First, you would want to focus on the capacity of your water heater. To determine the size of the gas or electric hot water heater you need, you’ll need [...]
The Eccotemp EM-2.5 and EM-4.0 Mini Tanks deliver hot water efficiently by heating and storing at the point of use. Save water by eliminating the wait for hot water to reach the faucet. Simply tap into the water line and install the heater directly at the sink. The main benefits to these Mini Tank units [...]
In extremely cold weather conditions, it is possible that your tankless water heater may freeze and stop working. In most cases, if you fail to maintain your tankless water heater when winter arrives, certain damages that occur may not be covered under the manufacturer's warranty. The best way to protect your tankless water heater from [...]
Below, we will address 5 common examples of misconceptions surrounding the use and effectiveness of tankless water heaters. If you're considering going tankless, it's always best to understand how they actually work and what to expect as a tankless water heater owner.1.) Many people believe tankless water heaters can be costly to operate. In reality, [...]
Turn off the power supply for your tankless water heater.Unplug the power cord from the electrical socket and turn off the circuit breaker if necessary. If your tankless water heater is powered by gas, use the main gas supply line valve to power off the water heater. If there is a powered display on the [...]
1.) What exactly is a tankless water heater?Tankless water heaters are compact in size and provide a steady flow of hot water for as long as you need it.Tankless gas water heaters are more energy efficient than conventional water heaters, since tankless models eliminate the need for re-heating stored water.2.) How does tankless water [...]
Radiant in-floor heating is a comfortable way to experience heat evenly throughout a home. Interestingly, with radiant surfaces everywhere, air temperature in a house can actually be lower than what you think is comfortable, and you will still feel warm.A well-designed hydronic heating system can be very economical in terms of energy [...]