I don't use my boiler for anything but heating hot water anyways and the sidearm tank just died. While expensive here in NY State it seems to make more sense to just put in an electric tank and install it upstairs where it is warm rather than the cold basement.
How many kilowatts does a family of 3 usually use with a shower a day each and no one being a shower hog? Nobody showers one after the other either.
The tank we currently have is a 30 gallon sidearm so I would assume a 40 gallon electric would replace it well enough. We have a 55 gallon whirlpool tub that rarely gets used but the sidearm 30 barely filled it.
I plan on just using the Peerless boiler during the winter as a backup and draining it for the majority of the year and do all my heat as I do now with the pellet stove.
Is there anything I am missing here?