Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus is one of the most technologically advanced tankless water heaters on the market. But which features make this model considered to be advanced? Let’s start with energy savings.
Energy Savings & Performance
Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus has a very impressive energy-saving performance. When compared to a conventional electric water heater, this electric tankless heater consumes 15 to 20% less energy. Since no water is stored to be kept heated, there are no standby energy losses.
One of the most unique features of this product is its Tempra Advanced Flow Control technology, which works by controlling the flow of water to keep up with water demand at the desired temperature. In other words, thanks to its smart microprocessor technology, there is a water output at a constant temperature at all times even though the pressure of the flow may vary slightly.
With Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus, you get a maximum water flow rate of 5.5 gallons per minute. This is enough pressure to accommodate two fixtures at once. It means that you can enjoy a hot shower as your dishwasher is working.
Another practical feature of Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus is its exclusive Electronic Temperature Control. The temperature range is set by simply using a knob which is on the front panel of the product. This digital temperature control lets you set the temperature easily at whatever degree you wish, up to 1400 F. Also, again by means of its smart microprocessor technology, Tempra 24 is known to keep water at the desired degree consistently throughout usage.
Design & Installation
Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus has a compact design, more or less the size of a briefcase, which allows it to fit almost anywhere. Moreover, it needs no venting. Venting results in up to 20% energy loss due to heat loss from the pipes. In this case, as well as preventing this energy loss it gives you the flexibility to install the unit inside or outside your home.
In spite of its sleek design, one main drawback for this model seems to involve its installation; however, an electrical installation. Tempra 24 needs a lot of energy, two 60 amp circuits, to get going but electric panels in older houses may not meet this need. You can always get new electric panels but it can be quite expensive. Therefore, it might be a good idea to check what you currently have before making a purchase. A full copy of the manufacturer’s installation and user manual can be found here.
When it comes to warranty we can easily say that Stiebel Eltron trusts its product to be sturdy and reliable as a result of excellent engineering. This electric tankless water heater comes with an extensive warranty limited to 7 years in case of leakage and to 3 years in terms of spare parts.
- Minimum energy consumption, no standby energy losses.
- Unlimited water supply at an accurate temperature is maintained through Tempra Advanced Flow Control technology.
- Temperature is easily adjusted and set by means of a digital display.
- Sleek and compact design that might fit almost anywhere.
- No venting is required.
- Can run two fixtures at once.
- Extended warranty
- Electrical installation is not easy because of the need for an electric panel that can handle two 60 amp circuits.
- Hiring a professional might be needed to do a relatively complex electrical installation.
Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus Review Wrap Up
Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus is just for you if you live in a two-bathroom house. The simplicity of the product combined with high quality makes it a delight to use. While its digital display provides you with accurate temperature settings, its unique Tempra Advanced Flow Control technology avoids any unpleasant temperature fluctuations. Just remember to check if your electric panels meet the energy requirements before your purchase and then with Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus enjoy your long, hot baths!