June 18, 2013
Lake Hope State Park a natural paradise lies within 26,000-acres of the Zaleski State Forest in Southeast Ohio. Lake Hope has 69 cottages that are rented out year round with most rentals occurring in the spring, summer, and fall.
Lake Hope State Park conducted in-house guest surveys in which guests stated that they run out of hot water frequently. Darryl Trigg, Park Engineer, contributed to this case study in conjunction with Southeastern Ohio Power for Rod Garey, Park Manager, Lake Hope State Park. In order to obtain accurate information, Lake Hope installed water and electric meters in each cabin to monitor hot water consumption. They were able to obtain accurate measurements of the number of kilowatts needed to heat a gallon of water with a storage tank water heater vs. an Eemax Electric Tankless Water Heater.