If you are living off the grid, you know how important it is to have a reliable and efficient source of hot water. You also know how challenging it can be to find the right water heater that suits your needs and budget. That’s why I decided to share my experience of installing a tankless water heater for my off grid cabin.
I live in a small cabin in the woods, far away from the grid. I love the simplicity and freedom of my lifestyle, but I also enjoy some modern comforts, like hot water. For a long time, I used a solar shower bag to heat water for washing dishes and bathing, but it was not very convenient or reliable. Sometimes, the sun was not strong enough to heat the water, or the bag would leak or burst. Other times, the water would be too hot or too cold, or run out before I finished.
I decided to look for a better solution, and I came across tankless water heaters. These are devices that heat water on demand, without storing it in a tank. They use propane or natural gas as fuel, and they are very efficient and compact. They can provide endless hot water at a consistent temperature, and they can be installed indoors or outdoors.
In this post, I will cover the following topics:
- Why I chose a tankless water heater over a traditional tank
- What type and model of tankless water heater I bought and why
- How I installed the tankless water heater and what challenges I faced
- What are the pros and cons of using a tankless water heater for off grid living
NOTE: This serves as a reference solely. Be sure to research and adhere to the rules, regulations and laws in your area.
Our hot water supplies the kitchen sink, bathroom sink as well as the shower.