Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 43
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 1234 Nice unit. Low reliability.
Easy to install and setup. Unit burned out after a week. Returned for a replacement.
May 31, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JenniferK OK one bathroom water heater
This water heater works pretty good for one bathroom in the south (East Texas) with a low flow shower head. It takes a little time to get used to how to adjust the temperature at the faucet. The installation of the new wiring was difficult. But, the small size has given us a whole new closet that the old water heater was stored in. Also, since we use this just for our guest bath, we no longer have to flip the breaker when people visit to turn on and off the heater. All and all, a good product especially considering the price. When our main water heater breaks, we plan to replace it with the "whole house" version of this water heater.
September 26, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Timothy580 LOVE IT!!!
I bought this unit for a whole house water heater...
My house uses one wet wall so I bought this unit to replace a leaking water tank... easy to instal and it works great!!! endless hot showers are very nice...
I have already recommended this product to four others including my dad!
I'm not disappointed with this as it does exactly what it says it can do, I do recommend that you read the product info before you buy and buy the right size for what you need... as for my little home, (three bedroom one bath 1400 square feet), the 12KW unit is perfect! I'm now building a towel closet in the space the old hot water tank use to occupy...
February 5, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by batman disappointed
Wiring fried after 3 months use, second unit wouldn't stop heating the water even when the water was not running. Finally 3rd unit seems to be working fine. 3months in use...
June 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by woodynla Not exactly the deal it looked like.
Within one month of installation, the board fried because of a direct short in one of the elements. Called the maker and they agreed to replace it after seeing pictures of the fried board. Paid overnight shipping so I wouldn't have to wait for up to two weeks and installed the replacement the next day. Almost six months to the day, the replacement started only giving out a luke warm water supply. Ran some checks and found that two of the elements had no resistance. The elements appear to be the weak point of these heaters.
January 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TeamM Could be better.
This one was purchased to replace the same exact model that malfunctioned. I have been using it in my grooming salon and it just has to make hot water for one bathtub. Which it does a good job at. I don't know what caused the old unit to malfunction whether it was the age of the unit (3 years old) or if it was from overuse. I only use it to bathe on average 6 dogs a day. It does get hot fast which is nice but, now I am super aware of it due to the last one almost catching on fire.
I would recommend it if you are using it for a sink for sure but, anything more might be pushing the unit.
October 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bear Product works as stated
It has been several months since my purchase of the PowerStar point of use water heater. I was apprehensive since I was going to use it to service the Kitchen sink, dishwasher, washer and half bath sink. So far I have been pleasantly surprised. It provides adequate hot water to all areas at the medium setting. FYI we only run the dishwasher once/twice a week and one or two loads of laundry a night. Can't speaker to cost savings yet because I haven't had the time to do the evaluation. however it did give back some much needed closet space in the laundry area. So far extremely pleased!
September 17, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Velma Provides emergency hot water use.
Bought this product as a stopgap measure when severe flooding ruined our furnace and left us without hot water. We installed it near our upstairs bathroom sink, but running a 240V, 6/2 cable wasn't all that easy (except for an expert, of course). It provides hot water at our bathroom sink, but for showers, the hot water must be turned all the way on with no cold water to get even a lukewarm shower, even with no one drawing hot water at the sink simultaneously. At least we can take "warm" showers, but the cost doesn't seem to be equal to this heater's productivity level. Glad I didn't purchase the whole-house electric tankless water heater because the productivity just doesn't seem to be there.
October 11, 2011