Eccotemp i12-NG Review

Features

Thanks to the compact design of this Eccotemp water heater, it can be mounted in every hook of your house. The black tempered glass that covers the unit makes it fit any home design. You can easily adjust and control the temperature even when it is dark because this device has a LED display. Moreover, on this display, you can see all the details about the ignition and the full operation of the heater.

You shouldn’t worry that your kids can accidentally burn themselves with hot water from the unit, as it features child-lock technology. Safety is further ensured by the safe electronic ignition system.

What Does It Do?

Eccotemp i12-NG Tankless Water HeaterThis whole-house water heater will provide water on demand for your smaller house, vacation cabin, or cottage. An advantage of this unit over similar gas-powered water heater is that it doesn’t require a pilot light. In addition to this, this heater uses gas only when water is demanded. Considering this, we can conclude that this is an energy-saving device and will help you reduce your bill at the end of the month. Moreover, this heater has fully automatic temperature controls which feature an energy-saving mode.

Reportedly, this heater is a highly efficient one. It can provide hot water when you need to use it from several faucets at the same time. Its flow rate is 3 GPM, which is quite sufficient and doesn’t allow wasting water. You will have hot water immediately as soon as it reaches the outlet from the unit.  If your home is situated at an altitude of 5500 ft, or less, then you can use this heater. However, if it is located at a higher place, the manufacturers don’t recommend installing this unit as it won’t be able to work correctly.

The Content of the Package

  • A tankless water heater;
  • Everything needed for its installation;
  • A vent kit

Specifications

Voltage: 120 volts

Wattage: 1440 watts

Item Weight: 28, 8  pounds

Product Dimensions: 17 x 29 x 11 inches

Colour: Black

Shape: rectangular

Warranty: 2 years limited manufacturer warranty

What to Expect?

The horizontal venting of this unit is intended to make it easier to be installed. However, you may still find the process a bit challenging. So it is better to ask an expert to mount this product for you. You will receive everything that you need for the installation, including the wall thimble. Keep in mind that there is no need to keep the heater plugged in constantly. You can just plug it in a 120V electrical outlet whenever you need hot water.

To prevent the unit from freezing, you should install it inside. If you expect freezing temperature even inside, then you are advised to completely drain the water using the drain plug and unhooking the incoming and outgoing water line. In case the heater freezes, use an air compressor to blow air onto the inlet and outlet connections. This way, you will get rid of any water that may have remained.

Pros:

  • Unlike similar products, this one doesn’t require a pilot light.
  • You can mount this unit anywhere in your home as it features a sleek design.
  • Everything that you need to install this device will come in the package.
  • A special LED display allows for easy control. This screen will show you everything you need to know about the ignition and the operation of the device.
  • This unit is considered to be highly efficient as it uses gas only when hot water is demanded.

Cons:

  • You may find the installation process a bit difficult. If this is the case, you are advised to ask a professional to do it or call the manufacturer’s customer service.

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