Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 105
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by neighbal Great water heater and good price
ok so install of the unit on the wall and hooking up the lines is easy a mindless monkey can do it. The hard part is running three 8 gauge 40 amp electrical wire runs to power the darn thing. took a few hours of low crawling through my attic. Its a nice Unit it takes up less space than a 50 Gallon water heater.
I would recommend that if you get this make sure you buy the shark bite Hoses it saved me hours of trying to sweat copper pipes to add in new valves to hook up the water lines to this device
I will try to post an update once the power bill comes. This unit is over rated for my house we only have 2 showers and 4 sinks. I have turned it down to 95 degrees and that is plenty hot for us. its pretty slick you can set the temp for what you like an then just turn the shower on the hottest setting and boom instant temp controlled water :-)
September 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SemiPro ECO-27
So far so good! the installation is simple for anyone that's handy, event the electrical hookup is straight forward. I have this unit connected after my Geothermal Heat pumps pre heating tank and so far the unit is not running a whole lot. I can see in my electric usage charts it is definitely down since the install. Time will tell as to the reliability and cost saving. my total install cost including electric was around $750.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AndrewNguyen Best product ever.
When my old gas water heater tank began leaking, I was so worried "How can I replace it myself?". After browsing Home Depot web site, I read the review of other home owner about the EcoSmart on-demand electric heater, I decided, I am going for it. Connect the unit to the existing plumbing is easy, running the 3 pair of #8 wire plus ground wire to the electric load panel to the back side of the house is a challenge. I managed to pull them through a 1 1/4 inches PVC conduit and terminated to 3 DP 40Amp breakers. I initially set the temperature to 110F but my bath room upstairs has a long plumbing to it, so I settled it to 125F and it has been working wonderfully, my daughter is not complaining of running out of hot water any more.
August 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJ Glad I purchased this.
Don't replace your old tank water heater with another tank. Buy a tankless water heater and never worry about running out of hot water. This unit hangs on the wall and is small and compact. The plumbing is easily installed to the cut pipes from the old leaky water heater. The Electrical requires an electrician since it requires some major heavy duty wiring. Even tho electrical hookup was a little pricy, you will recapture the expense in no time, since the electric bill goes way down. With a lifetime warranty, I'm extremely happy with my purchase.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chack Glad I chose it, even if more changes
Tried to fix existing self-cleaning water heater, but new heating coils did not cut it. So, made the decision for an On Demand and chose this one. Required rewiring as more Amps were needed. Then, found out Fuse Box was only 100 Amp, not 200 Amp which was needed, so had to replace that. Also needed to cut tree limbs for higher placed electric wire (thank you electric co-op). Had to put in new elbows and flexible connectors to the On Demand as it had a different placement than 55 gallon water heater. So, after about 5 months of multiple people working on this to get things out, then in, then fitted to, the On Demand is doing great. The 110 degree setting seems too hot for me in summer heat, so I'll lower it iand maybe go back to up in winter. Without the rework time and costs, it would have been the same price as replacing my existing water heater. But, since I am not heating water to keep it at temperature 24/7, but only when I need it for dishes and showers, I'm sure there will be a lower electrical cost effect. Too soon to know what it is. Would recommend to anyone who is capable of thinking outside the box (or tank)! Saves space and I can store more in that room too!
July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Will From Phoenix,
This water heater works excellent, I can run two showers and a sink at the same time with no problems, hot water is fast to get to the back bathroom, most of the installation was very easy, the one thing I could not do was the electrical it required 3 new 40 amp breakers and a fair amount of 8 gauge wire (3 of them) all with a positive, neutral, and a ground wire, which then required all to be placed into a 1" piece of conduit, but all in all it only took 2 hours to do the electrical and 20 mins to mount and connect the plumbing, looks great works perfect and I have had no issues. This replaces a 80 gal old school water heater, frees up a lot of garage space and is saving me $$ on my electric bill. I checked out how easy it would be to change out heating elements and looks like it would be simple, (if necessary) (all parts are guarantied for life) Now I have endless hot water and I would highly recommend it to all. I called in because I wanted my 10% retired military discount, they were great to work with.
Ltc. Will C. (USA)
January 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by saddlesman Very Pleased
This heater is a direct replacement for a previous demand heater. The difference in performance is unreal. I had to constantly fiddle with my old one to the the water temp to remain constant, this unit has solved that problem. I have it set at 115 deg and it's plenty for simultaneous shower and kitchen use. Installation is straight forward provided you have a large enough electric panel to accommodate three 30amp double pole breakers. The plumbing is easy enough for anyone who has some skill at pipe work. If your thinking about a tankless heater, I'd consider this one. Been in use for about a month so durability is still uncertain.
April 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dani Finally! Unlimited hot water!
We ordered this tankless hot water heater when our old water heater had to be replaced. The size of it is very small and compact. We have the entire closet free now. My husband was able to install it with some help. The only issue we encountered at first was that the hot water was not very hot but just regulating the flow through the hot water heater rectified that issue. It does decrease the amount of water coming out to fill up the bathtub but that was the only issue we noticed.
February 11, 2014