Stiebel Eltron DHC 8-2 7.2 kW Point-of-Use Tankless Electric Water Heater-DHC 8-2 - The Home Depot

Stiebel Eltron

Model # DHC 8-2

Internet # 203210885

DHC 8-2 7.2 kW Point-of-Use Tankless Electric Water Heater

Stiebel Eltron DHC 8-2 7.2 kW Point-of-Use Tankless Electric Water Heater

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$179.00 / each


Model # DHC 8-2

Internet # 203210885

Stiebel Eltron developed tankless electric water heating technology 90 years ago and continues as the industry pioneer and world leader. Our engineering and manufacturing tradition of excellence means you can depend on the performance and reliability of our products. Instead of storing hot water, DHC models are tankless, heating water instantaneously and endlessly as it flows through the unit. They are 99% efficient, and, unlike tank-type water heaters, have no stand-by energy losses. No venting is necessary, and the sleek, compact European design even allows for installation with the unit visible. DHC models are ideal for residential and commercial point-of-use sink applications including: bathrooms, cabins and cottages, office buildings, stores, malls, warehouses, restaurants, and gas stations. DHC models are sized based on the flow rate of the sink you are plumbing for hot water. The temperature of the hot water delivered by a DHC depends on the temperature of the incoming cold water, the water flow through the unit, and the size of the DHC model that is installed. DHC models excel at supplying water at a constant temperature rise but must be carefully matched to the application in order to operate properly. Refer to the DHC Sizing Guide and Temperature Rise Chart under 'More Views' to determine which model you need. Call Stiebel Eltron at 800.582.8423 if you have any sizing questions.

  • Professional installation recommended
  • DHC 8-2 tankless electric water heaters are designed to provide hot water for 1 medium-flow lavatory sink in warm or cool climates, or 1 high-flow lavatory sink or low-flow kitchen sink in warm climates
  • DHC 8-2 models require 208/240 volt electric service with 1 dedicated 40 amp breaker and 8 gauge copper wiring
  • DHC models excel at supplying water at a constant temperature rise but the model size must be carefully matched to the application in order to operate properly
  • Installation should be as close to your draw off point as possible to make the wait for hot water as short as possible and maximize energy savings
  • DHC tankless electric water heaters do not need pressure relief valves, drains, or circulating pumps
  • The sleek European design is considerably smaller than a tank, saving space and allowing flexibility to determine the best location for installation
  • DHC units must be installed vertically with the water fittings pointing down
  • DHC tankless water heaters are ETL Listed for compliance with CSA and UL safety standards in the US and Canada
  • Water connections for DHC water heaters are 1/2 in. NPT and should be detachable (such as braided steel flex connectors or isolation valves) to allow for easy servicing of the unit
  • DHC tankless electric water heaters are exempt from seismic code
  • Overheat safety protection and thermal protection reset are standard
  • See warranty for complete details of the 3-year residential and commercial warranty against defects in workmanship and materials under normal use
  • Note: Product may vary by store.
  • Stiebel DHC Sizing Guide:

    Stiebel DHC Sizing Guide

Info & Guides

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Assembled Depth (in.)  4.125 in  Assembled Height (in.)  14.1875 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  7.875 in  Product Depth (in.)  4.125 
Product Height (in.)  14.1875  Product Width (in.)  7.875 
Water Connection Size (in.)  1/2” NPT 
Amperage (amps)  30  Electric Product Type  Point of Use 
Finish Family  White  Flow Rate @ 35 F Rise (gallons/min)  1.41 gal (US)/min 
Flow Rate @ 45 F Rise (gallons/min)  1.09 gal (US)/min  Fuel Type  Electric 
Indoor/Outdoor  Indoor  Maximum Temperature (F)  130.0 
Minimum Activation Rate (gpm)  0.69  Minimum Temperature (F)  82 
Point-Of-Use  Yes  Product Weight (lb.)  5.3 lb 
Residential/Commercial/industrial Use  Residential or commercial  Returnable  90-Day 
Voltage (volts)  208/240  Water Connection Location  Bottom 
Water Heater Features  Wall Mountable  Wattage (watts)  7200 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  4-UL Certified,CSA Listed,ETL Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  No 
Labor Warranty  No Warranty  Part Warranty  3 Year 


Rated 3 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great replacement for a small conventional elec. water heater. I bought this product as a replacement to a water heater that recently quit. It's very small, the size of a lg shoe box. Its worked very well so far as a whole house heater as I'm only using one faucet at a time with hi-efficient faucets and shower heads. It seems I'm saving on electricity with it operating only when in use even though I used a timer along with the thermostat on the old heater, I won't really know until after the winter months. For the price it has more than offset whatever savings I might see in the bill. i was also pleased to see it is made in Germany and not from China. December 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by it is inconsisitent the temperature or heated or cooled more of no more stays at average temperature, not recommended January 14, 2014
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