Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JKYHalifax So happy to get rid of the water tank!
Going tankless is wonderful. I was so happy to get rid of that old big bulky tank! This unit is so small and works so well! We used both an electrician and a plumber to ensure it was installed properly and it works like a gem! Love it!
July 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyManCam Perfect Replacement for Oil Hot Water Tank
The quality and simplicity exceeded my expectations, but careful planning and enough capacity on your home's electrical panel is mandatory. My oil fired hot water tank was past its life expectancy . I wanted a system that would be more energy efficient and facilitate relocation away from the furnace room. The on demand feature of tankless water heaters seems to make more sense than heating a storage tank. I also understand that an electric tankless unit may last twice as long as a more traditional solution.
To be most efficient meant relocating the tankless electric unit to the opposite side of my home, closer to my electrical panel and the majority of the hot water needs; shower, bathrooms, laundry room. This unit requires a pair of 60 amp breakers and 6 gauge cabling. Fortunately I had 200 amp service and a secondary pony panel where single 15 amp breakers could be moved to make way for the 8 breaker locations for the two 60 amp breakers. I was able to tie the water requirements into the tankless heater relatively easily, but this does take much pre-planning and thought. I used exclusively SharkBite connectors to make the plumbing job effortless and very neat.
Initially, I planned to use a second tankless unit, the Mini 6, but before I installed it, I realized the point of use unit, for the kitchen hot water and dishwasher would only provide luke warm water. I did install a more powerful point of use unit, their DHC 5-2 4.8 kW, but with cold well water, the heated water was not hot enough either. This DHC unit only requires a 30 amp 240 volt circuit with 10 gauge wire. I decided to tap off the main unit, run an insulated Pex line approximately 60 feet to the DHC, so now the cold water source is heated and the net output is more to my wife's needs.
So, this did cost me a bit more and took longer to configure, but I'm happy to now say my oil fired hot water tank is now a relic. With Ontario's smart meters and off-peak usage I hope to cut my hot water costs in half. The combined cost of all components; both tankless water heaters, wiring, an electrician and doing the plumbing work myself, was almost 1/2 of the replacement cost or conversion to a propane hot water tank.
I am also happy to report that all of my electrical and plumbing needs were also available at Home Depot and that the sales associates were very interested to hear how my project went.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Morganhorse341 Good whole house unit
This larger unit took the place of a point of use unit I mistakenly had put in, based on many positive reviews of people using it for the entire house. The smaller unit didn't deliver the hot water I was used to getting with two hot water tanks. I had it replaced and this unit professionally installed. The electrician and the contractor were impressed with this unit, and so was I when I got the hot water I have come to expect. The contractor was impressed that the unit is German-made, rated for a 2 bathroom home in a cooler climate, and designed for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. What's not to like about that? I'm very pleased with my purchase, which should handle any hot water needs I have for years to come.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mclean96 Excellent product!
I was worried that this unit would be underpowered, but it's not. I wanted the larger Tempra 29 model, but I only have 200 AMP service coming into my home, so I had to "settle" on the Tempra 24. I put "settle" in quotes, because I really didn't have to settle at all. The Tempra 24 performs great, heats up quickly and runs flawlessly. It's more than enough water flow for a single person to take a hot shower with great water pressure and flow and for someone else to be using hot water to wash their hands, etc., in another bathroom. It will support two people taking hot showers at the same time, but the water flow to both showers is decreased by about 40% ... but still usable for a shower. All in all, I highly recommend this product! I'm very happy with it. Best of all, with two daughters in the house who have decided they love to take "hour showers", there is finally hot water left for me!
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VERB Very pleased
Although this product seems a little pricey, it exceeds the performance of our last whole house tankless heater. We have not had it long enough to comment on cost effectiveness, but we have used a whole house tankless heater for 13 yrs. with considerable savings. Delivery was prompt. Installation was not difficult considering we did it ourselves. A very quiet unit that provides hot water to several areas simultaneously without heavy fluctuation. Overall, love this product.
December 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Wonderful
Arrived early and got mounted simply enough. Used 2 x 24" flex hoses to connect both water lines within minutes. Purchased the 6x2 wire and the recommended 2 x 60amp double pole circuit breakers required per manual. Running 2 strands of the 6 gauge wire 60' to main panel through studs in 10F temperature was the difficult part (thick cold copper wire that gauge does not like to uncoil). Had electrician connect both ends (panel and heater) and was done in less then hour and back up and running hot water throughout house. Haven't run long enough to note energy savings, but compared to heating an old 80 gallon heater continually would think it would. Definitely a space saver and so far well worth the investment.
January 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DARRY It works exactly as stated.
This unit works as advertised. Hot water and plenty of it. No more tank for this house.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ernie Works perfect, love having constant hot water
Awesome product, purchased on a Monday on-line and received it on Thursday the same week. That's great service.
Installed 2 days later.
December 24, 2013