The compact, energy-efficient PowerStar electric, tankless water heater offers “endless” hot water, long life, and is suitable for use where natural gas or propane is not available, says the manufacturer. According to the company, since water is heated only as needed, there is no rust or sediment buildup, or problems with standby heat loss, giving the unit an efficiency rating of 0.99 as opposed to conventional tank heaters with efficiency ratings of 0.90. Weighing only 11 lbs, the unit is one of the smallest whole-house water heaters available and can be mounted on a wall to save on floor space, says the company.

Controlled Energy Corp., 340 Mad River Park, Waitsfield, VT 05673; 802-496-6924; 802-642-3199 (fax); (e-mail); (website).

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Publication date: 07/30/2001