A guest house built with one bedroom also had a nice sized portion left unfinished for storage and freezer space. We have decided to finish this area, making a second bedroom.
Currently the 50 gal water heater is installed in this space. The home is total electric no gas. We don’t want an electric tankless water heater because of the expensive upgrades to the electrical system.
I have seen the little water heater enclosures sold at big box stores. I am considering moving the 50gal tank heater outside into one of these. We are in South Carolina with pretty mild winters. What drawbacks are there to this type installation and what considerations should be taken to insure that I don’t have problems with such a project?