Just like standard foundation homes, mobile homes also do require the use of hot water heaters. As part of a mobile home makeover, (at some point) a replacement will need to be obtained. The main difference between these heaters is usually the size. Water heaters used in mobile homes are usually much smaller than the standard units. This is because manufactured homes have relatively smaller spaces to accommodate these heaters. In this regard, there are numerous mobile home hot water heater choices which have been developed to work economically, fit into compact spaces and provide ample amounts of hot water to the mobile home owner.
Apart from the size of the water heater, there are other considerations before buying or installing a water heater such as the amount of water it can heat. It is also important to consider where the connections of the water heater are situated and where they should be installed so as to get the maximum benefit. It is also important to consider whether your home requires a tankless water heater or a tank based water heater.
Mobile Home Hot Water Heater Choices – Recommendations
Here are some examples of popular mobile home hot water heater choices which are readily available in the market. They include:
1) Product Name: Reliance 6 20 Gallon Compact Mobile Home Electric Water Heater
Details: this electric water heater is ideal for crawl space and under the counter space. For easy installation, the water heater does have outlet and inlet connections on the side so as to allow for installation in tight spaces. It does have a factory installed pressure and temperature relief valves. It does have a glass lined tank which is fitted with an anode rod so as to protect the heater internals from corrosion. It has a capacity of nineteen gallons and an input of 1650 watts an hour. Its voltage is 120V and it is sold with a limited six year warranty.
2) Product Name: Rheem RTE 13 Electric Tankless Water Heater, 4 GPM
Details: this tankless water heater is ideal for point of use applications and because it can fit virtually anywhere due to its compact design, it is an ideal choice for a manufactured home: it measures a paltry 9 by 10 by 5 inches. With its continuous hot water on demand technology, this 240V and 13Kw heater is fitted is easy to manage and run because it is fitted with Control LEDs which clearly indicate an Active element when in use and the standby mode when not in use. It does have the standard � inch water connection piping. Simply setting the heater on medium will give plenty of hot water almost instantaneously. Because of its size, it is very easy to mount. You need to have enough electric service though so as to handle the 240V.
3) Product Name: AO Smith EJCS Electrical Water Heater
Details: this water heater is designed with some side mounted plumbing and requisite electrical installations. With its compact design, it can easily be installed in tight spaces such as crawl spaces or even under a counter. It is fitted with a durable and tamper resistant brass drain valve. Weighing 64 pounds and measuring 18 inches in length, 18 inches in width and 24.75 inches in height, this water heater is quite portable when compared against other brands in this particular category. The item does not require a battery: it needs 120V.
4) Product Name: Bosch Ariston Point of Use Electric Mini-tank water heater
Details: available in three different compact designs of 6+, 4 and 2.5 gallons, this 1500 watt and 120V water heater does weigh a paltry thirty pounds and measures 14.5 inches in width , 17.5 inches in length and 17.5 inches in height. The six gallon point of use mini-tank does completely eliminate the overall wait time for hot water to come out of faucets. It is possible to install the heater in line with a large water heating source or install it independently. As a matter of fact, there is no need to hardwire the heater. You simply plug it to any standard outlet and it works just fine. It has a manufacturers six year warranty for the heat exchanger and a one year warranty for the parts.
5) Product Name: Stiebel Eltron Mini Electric Tankless Water Heater
Details: featuring an extremely compact design, these water heaters are designed for installation at the point of use. It does heat water instantly as it flows through the unit. It is very efficient and energy saving because all the stand by heat losses are completely eliminated. The highly efficient heating elements and controlled by an effective simple flow switch. In addition, all of these heaters come fitted with a safety high limit that has manual reset capability. With this heater, no power relief valve, no circulating pump, drains or venting is required.