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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
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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