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

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

Shaun B Published: June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m.Last updated: Aug. 4, 2020, 12:21 p.m.

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 Sept. 13, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Reply

It totally depends on the type of place you own.

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