When you are camping in an RV one of the most important amenities is a reliable supply of hot water. Whether you’re showering, washing dishes, or bathing your dog, you’ll need access to hot water quickly and efficiently to get the job done.
Fortunately, there are many options available to RVers looking to upgrade their current water heater or add on an entirely new unit. Selecting the right heater to meet your needs will make a huge difference in the overall experience.
A tankless water heater, also known as an “on demand” model is a good option for a lot of people since it eliminates the need to keep an empty hot water tank of fuel and water which can reduce your carbon footprint as well as cost of utilities. It’s also a great choice for those who do not want to run out of hot water during their adventures because you can utilize the heater at any time you require it.
There are a few aspects to consider before purchasing an electric tankless water heater for your RV, but. First, you’ll have to select a specific model and brand.
The best tankless water heaters are produced by reputable manufacturers, such as Atwood and Suburban. Also, take a look at the size of your RV to ensure you buy a tankless heater that is suitable for it.
Another thing to consider is the BTU rating and flow rate of the hot water heater. These factors influence how quickly the water heats and whether the water temperature is sufficient to ignite the burner.
A high BTU will make water warmer or at higher temperatures while a low BTU will heat water slower. Similar to a high flow rate will increase the capacity of your tankless water heater and could lead to better efficiency.
Some RV water heaters have a thermostatic limit switch that restricts the maximum temperature to a preset level. This can help you save money on propane. However, if you don’t like the temperature set by the tankless heater’s limit switch, you can switch it out with a thermostat that can adjust the maximum temperature.
Tankless water heaters typically include safety features such as flame-out protection, anti-freeze and overheating. Some models come with a remote control that allows you to alter the temperature from the comfort of your car without having to leave your vehicle.
These models are ideal for those who don’t want out of water, but have a a limited budget for a tankless heater. Additionally, tankless models are generally more efficient than traditional tanked heaters, making it possible to reduce the cost of the cost of propane and energy costs.
These features are not the only ones. Tankless water heaters can be adjusted to fit the opening of your RV. They also come with an installation kit that comes with everything you need to install the unit. If you’re not sure about the dimensions of your RV’s water heater opening, talk to an expert at your local Camping World SuperCenter store. They’ll assist you in finding an tankless unit that’s perfect fit for your vehicle.