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Considerations When Selecting Appliances
for Off-Grid Living:

Hot Water

    Aquastar 125HX On-Demand Water Heater Clearly, electric hot water heaters are out. Most off-gid homes will utilize propane hot water heaters. The most efficient type of hot water heater is the on-demand flow through water heater. An on-demand water heater uses fuel only when you are actually using hot water. There is no tank of water to be kept constantly hot. No more running out of hot water just as the last person steps into the shower!

    Be aware that some models of on-demand hot water heaters require 120VAC for their electronic ignition systems. In some cases, these ignition modules do not draw enough power to bring an inverter out of stand-by mode. These models are best avoided in an off-grid home.


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