Living in a tiny home you don’t want to have a water heater with tank for purely space related reasons first of all, but then you might be interested in all the other advantages a tankless water heater has – even more so when it works with natural gas instead of electricity.
Very often you need to have an indoor water heater just because of your outdoor situation or space. In this case the water heater shouldn’t be too noisy but still powerful enough to provide you and your family with enough warm water.
Generally said tankless water heaters have several big advantages compared to heaters with tank. The hot water is there whenever you need it, instantly provided with high water pressure by the tankless water heater.
Being tankless the water heater turns most often out to be very energy efficient – an essential point when choosing a water heater for your home. Some people even see up to 30% reductions or more in their gas bills. The following model of a natural gas tankless water heater is Energy Star rated which makes it even more interesting.
If you live in a colder climate you also might be interested in getting a tankless water heater that is powered by gas instead of power. Gas-powered water heaters work better in cold weather by providing at the same time lower fuel costs per year.
Another point to consider is that tankless water heaters that are powered by gas are found to be more reliable over a longer period of time.
If you like to compare electric tankless water heaters with propane gas tankless water heaters you might check out my posts. This following model is designed to be powered by natural gas. Its low-footprint size is just meant for tiny living. And being low-noise makes it also interesting for every tiny home.
If you have the choice between propane gas or natural gas for your home there are some points to consider such as actual pricing in your location – which may differ anyway per season and year – and how you would like to have the gas delivered. Natural gas is most often a pipeline that will be connected to your house directly meaning you don’t need to worry about refilling the propane’s storage.
If you go with natural gas, the following model of an indoor tankless water heater with natural gas might be the right choice for you.
Noritz Indoor Tankless Water Heater Natural Gas
- Indoor tankless water heater
- Heats up to 6.5 gallons per minute
- Can be vented with Schedule 40 PVC pipe and filting
- High efficiency
- Low nox design
- Energy star rated
- Size: 6.7“ x 13.8“ x 23.6“
Had for 2 months now works great and electric bill went down 40 a month and got a rebate from gas Co.
Fairly easy to install if you are handy. The PVC venting is great! I was lucky I had ceramic lined 3″ vent to connect to. We have hiot water enough for 2 showers and 4 sinks at the basic 120 degree setting. Great so far I recommend it to anyone considering a tankless.
Just do yourself a favor and get it. All said and done not a whole lot more expensive than a regular cheapo tank heater and it vents with PVC. My house is tiny, about 500 sq ft, so space is a premium and this little guy tucks away in the corner so easily.