Had replaced a similarly spec'd Bosch tankless elec water heater that failed due to notorious controller board failure just after warranty expired. This EcoSmart provides more consistent hot water flow than the Bosch did and it's worked flawlessly for over a year now. Was easy to install, but hookups from Bosch were already present, making job easier. Previous and new plumber have both been skeptical that these units could provide hot H20 for master bath/shower, master sink, and guest bath sink,
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but it does it easily. Having LED temp readout and easy access temp control knob also nice. I'm buying another one for the guest house bath. Some saying install difficult, but I can't see this as being anymore difficult to install than any other tankless water heater. Each might require new electrical circuit and plumbing, so should be no surprises there.
Great product with reasonable performance
Installation was relatively pain-free. The temperature setting is easy to adjust, and following the recommendation, I set it just high enough to where I have to add a little cold water when showering. At 115~120 deg F, it supplies water to my whole house (~1100 sqft) and only takes 10~20 seconds to push hot water to my kitchen (most distant pipe). Overall I'm satisfied, but if my house had better electrical wiring, I'd probably upgrade to the more powerful unit in the series for an extra $80,
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just to give it that extra oomph.
Nice and easy
This tankless water heater was so easy to install, even the plumbing went off without a hiccup. Now our electric bill is lower by about 30% and we are just getting use to how to set the temperature for best savings.
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