This summer I will be installing a Garn Jr. I hope. 95% sure at this point. Right now I heat my hot water with my owb in the winter and an oil boiler in the summer with an indirect (amtrol) water heater which is used with either wood or oil. I want to do away with heating hot water with oil in the summer and hopefully eventually eliminating my oil boiler all together. I don't really see the point in keeping the oil boiler just to heat water in the summer. And I'm thinking about adding the electric option to the garn for a backup. Since we don't really go anywhere for too long in the wintertime. The way I see it is I have a few options. I'd like to stick with electric of some sort. I have LP on site but would like to have something that doesn't rely on a fuel source that gets delivered on a truck. I'm heating water for a family of 4. 2 adults and 2 children (7 years old Yes there twins) The 3 options I'm thinking about are: 1) a hybrid electric water heater 2) an ordinary electric water heater 3) I'm not sure if its possible, but was wondering if I could use an electric tankless water heater to heat the water in my indirect water heater tank? I'd be interested if anyone is doing or has tried doing this? Or maybe even just use a tankless electric water heater without a tank? It appears there is going to be about 5-600 dollars difference in the initial setup. I've read good and bad reviews on the hybrid electric water heaters. Anyone have a recommendation on what brand would be the best if I plan to go that route. Any advice or previous experiences with any of these setup would be greatly appreciated.