Water heater questions; 1 OR 2???

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  1. Mporter4

    Mporter4 New Member

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    I have an 1800 square foot home with two baths.the master suite has a whirlpool and shower.
    my question is would it be better to have 2 heaters;1 for the master suite and 1 on the opposite end of the home for the kitchen,laundry and bath?
    If so is it cost effient to install a timer to shut-off power for the night time hours?
     
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Sounds like you use a lot of hot water...
    How big is the whirlpool? Gallons?
    Is the shower a single head shower or, a car wash type?

    Standby heat loss is negligable, A timer will yield little if any savings.
     
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    heater

    Water heaters close to the point of use are ALWAYS preferable to those at a distance. Timers do NOTHING to save energy, unless you have peculiar needs or, after heavy use, are willing to go without hot water until the timer turns the heater on.
     
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