The Model AHQ-T16 electric tankless water heater from American Hometec is designed for midrange hot-water demands, such as the average-sized bathroom, and can be used to heat a shower and sink simultaneously. Intended to be installed at point of use in plain view, the unit features a brushed-chrome frame and a blue LED temperature-control panel. The unit features the company’s Coilless Technology, which heats water indirectly through heat transfer, allowing electric components to never come in contact with the water being heated thereby increasing the longevity of the unit. americanhometec.com
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