Originally Posted by dunnnc
X2 Mtnguy. We have used both for 25+ yrs with no ill effect. Does make for faster recovery and uses very little propane.
X - whatever we are up to.
If using both, the propane will not come on to maintain temperature once it is hot. The electric element will keep the hot water "hot" without lighting the burner.
Once you start demanding hot water and cold water enters the system; the propane will light and assist the electric element to get the water back up to temperature. The result is hot water faster and longer.
They are two independent systems and will not conflict with each other.
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