Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - or one big one?

Shaun B
Shaun B
Updated: Aug. 4, 2020

I am building a house (super insulated) that has me considering using two smaller water heaters vs. one larger one.  Our house will be slab on grade, with the 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and laundry on one side of the house in 2 levels, and the kitchen and one full bath at the opposite end of the house on one level.  The water heaters will be electric, perhaps heat pump style.  Should I consider two hot water heaters, one at each end of the house or go with a larger hot water heater and locate it near the bedrooms and just run the hot water to the kitchen/bathroom?  We are on a well/septic if that makes a difference.  Thanks

Shaun, from Uxbridge

Responses (2)

Shivani Sharma
Shivani Sharma 3 years ago

It totally depends on the type of place you own.

If it's a small place, I think instant water heaters should be fine.