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Point-of-Use Electric Water Heaters

A. O. Smith electric point-of-use water heaters provide hot water right at the source for commercial sink applications in airports, restaurants and office buildings. With easy installation and energy efficiency, electric point-of-use water heaters offer a compact footprint alongside low maintenance.

Electric Tank point of use Water heaters

Electric Tankless Water Heaters

A. O. Smith point-of-use electric tankless water heaters are installed for single applications and small load requirements providing hot water at the source for commercial sink applications. Easy to install and energy efficient, point-of-use tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, are low maintenance, and have a compact footprint.

Benefits of Point-of-Use Electric Tankless Water Heaters

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Fast Delivery

Provides minimal wait time to meet your hot water needs.

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Energy Saving

Installing a point-of-use water heater near each faucet eliminates the waste of unused hot water in long water lines between a centrally located water heater and each faucet, delivering hot water more quickly and reducing energy costs.

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Space Saving

Conveniently designed to fit in compact spaces within your home or business.

How it Works

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Point-of-use electric tankless water heaters are installed for single applications and small load requirements. Common uses include under sinks in commercial sink applications for airports, restaurants and office buildings. Since the hot water does not have to travel far, it's provided almost immediately depending on the flow rate and tank size.

When a hot water tap is turned on, water from your pipes enters the water heater and passes through the heat exchanger. During that process, an electric resistance coil warms the water to the desired temperature to deliver hot water with ease.

Point-of-use water heaters boast a small footprint, so they can be installed easily on the wall near an electrical source. No venting is required.

Still Have Questions?

Point-of-use water heaters are designed for single-use commercial sink installations, such as airports, restaurants and office buildings or where the application site is far away from the main water heating source.
There are two types of point-of-use electric water heaters: mini-tank and tankless. Mini-tank water heaters preheat reserved water until ready for use, providing a quick and immediate supply that can run out in high demand periods of use. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand as it travels through electrical heating components within the system, providing a continuous flow of heated water.
Incoming groundwater temperature, hot water flow rate required, electrical service, and breaker panel restrictions all affect the size of your electric tankless water heater, so consider these factors before making a decision. Consider the type of application you are needing hot water for and how those needs will impact the volume of hot water required.
A. O. Smith electric tankless water heaters can provide hot water on demand and potential energy savings, all while taking up less space. We recommend talking to a licensed plumbing professional before making the final decision on a water heater purchase. They will be able to offer guidance regarding electrical service requirements and additional components needed for installation.
There is the potential to save money with point-of-use electric tankless water heaters, since they will only heat the water you use, avoiding standby heat loss that typically comes with traditional tank products.

Product Comparison

Point-of-Use Electric Tankless Water Heater
Point-of-Use Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater
Hot Water Storage Supply
Continuous Hot Water
Space Savings
Max Wattage
Limited Warranty
5 Years
6 Years

*Many factors affect the actual performance of a water heater. This represents our closest approximation of your likely experience with this water heater in your local area, but actual performance may vary depending on factors beyond our ability to control or estimate.

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Why A. O. Smith?

Market Leader

A. O. Smith is a leading manufacturer of both residential and commercial water heating technologies, including the #1 most specified commercial water heater.

Commitment to Innovation

For more than 145 years, we’ve developed state-of-the art products that push new boundaries and improve the lives of our customers.

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We combine cutting-edge technology with committed people who take pride in providing the very best support for our customers.

Unmatched Quality

Our products are put through rigorous quality and endurance testing so now matter where hot water is needed, A. O. Smith can provide a solution you can count on.

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