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Say "No Tanks" to Your Water Heater

Tankless water-heating systems offer long-term energy savings for cabins or cottages where hot-water use is intermittent.

By Susan Bady
Published: February 17, 2011
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Photo by Rheem
As they tackled the job of winterizing their lakeside cabin in northwest Wisconsin, Gary and Nancy Sonnee knew they would have to replace the rusted, 35-year-old water heater. “It was in very bad shape, which meant it was also grossly inefficient,” says Nancy.

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