Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 121
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MattL Does exactly what we needed for our home...
We live in SW Florida, so our ground water temp was ideal for this model. The KEY to this solution working is having your electrical capacity checked out PRIOR to purchasing. I cannot stress this enough. I fortunately live in a newer home that has 300Amp service, so there was no issues adding this solution into the mix. Not running out of hot water and reducing our electrical bill is a win/win. There are 6 people in my family and this unit keeps up without issue.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gin Recently installed the EcoSmart 27
We haven't gotten the first electric bill, but I can't believe it will cost as much to heat water only as we need it, as it has to keep a 50 gallon propane fired water heater hot all the time whether we use it or not. For $505 it is about the same price as an ordinary water heater, but takes up a fraction of the space and gives us all the hot water we need. We are a family of four in Michigan and have no problem with the water heating up instantly. We had an electrician install it and he was impressed and wants to buy one for his own home.
May 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Adam Voltage fluctuation
Not a bad unit over all, but beware it will make your CFL and incandescent light bulbs flicker. Within the first month of installing this unit I had 5 incandescent bulbs blow out. My normal house voltage is around 124.3 to 124.6. But when the unit is running it drops to 123 and fluctuates a lot between 123.2 to 123.8 which causes the lights to flicker.
The Powerstar unit I had before the eco smart didn't have that issue.
April 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CC Great product
We have 5 adults and 3 children in one home..... Never without hot water!! Our water heater has only been installed for 6 weeks so I am waiting on a full months power bill to see how it has been affected. This product so far has delivered all of its promises and exceeded many. I do realize temperature of ground water can be a factor so just for the record, we are in the upstate of S.C..... Love not having to time out showers!!!
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GPLANOS EXCELLET Output for 3 Baths + Dishwasher and Washer
After burning 3 TITANS (purchased locally in Miami) I decided to sunk my cost and go for the best out of the shelf in Home Depot. I had to re do the Water pipe intake and flow from 1/2 Inch to 3/4 to fit into this unit AND place a separate breaker box to load balance my home's 400 Amps into dedicating 125 Amps for this unit to work at max capacity when needed... also rewire 3 AWG instead of the previous 2 - so all in all I spent 2.5-3 X times more over the cost of the unit to make it work properly - BEST INVESTMENT EVER. There is no more light flickering when hot water is flowing and I can have multiple faucets/showers running without compromising water temperature.
February 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Andrea Product
They gave me a 2 week window where it would be delivered in, and it came in 6 days, I was pleasantly surprised. I haven't installed the product yet but thanks for the help ordering it in store and for the extra fast delivery
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ironmanx2 Good buy saves space.
Pulling the wires was the hardest part but after that the rest was easy. Oh wait taking the old 80 gallon tank was the second hardest part since I didn't wait for it to cool to drain it. But wiring the tankless in and running the plumbing was easy. I did put in a way to clean it with two other valves and some T-Brass. All in all a two week job for me to do it all even with fixing the dry wall.
I will warn others it takes some getting use to NOT mixing cold water in showers since we have it set to 110 in DFW Texas area. No fears of getting scalded, after changing that habit it works great.
March 6, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Goos Ok... But Not What We Hoped
The EcoSmart 27 kW product advertisement states that it is capable of supporting two shower heads at 1.5 gpm with an inlet temperature of 47 degrees. Unfortunately this was not the case, based on our experience during the winter months. We live in Northern Virginia and although we have not measured the inlet temperature, both shower heads are rated at 1.5 gpm. During showers, if the second shower head is introduced, the flow has to be cut back by half on the second shower head, even if the temperature on the EcoSmart is set to the maximum setting. Based on our experience, it actually supports 1.5 shower heads as opposed to the 2 it claims. Some thoughts to consider: This was installed by a Master Electrician and both shower heads are rated at 1.5 gpm / each. During the summer months there are no issues with heating the water but winter months pose a challenge. We live just south of Washington DC.
April 4, 2016