Eccotemp FVI-12 is an incredibly efficient tankless water heater which uses an intense propane flame to heat water whenever you need it. It is a perfect match for small to medium sized apartments.
Energy Savings & Performance
Eccotemp FVI-12 is proof that you do not have to bust your budget for a hot shower at the end of the day. This unit only works when a hot water tap is turned on. The rest of the time it sits idle and saves you money. It has an energy factor of 0.79 and has a maximum power output of 74,500 BTU. When it comes to electricity, it only pulls 2 watts when idle and 10 watts when in use.
Eccotemp FVI-12 heats 4.8 gallons of water per minute and this rate is enough to run three fixtures at once. However, if you want a 77oF of temperature rising, you should note that the flow rate then will drop to 2.3 GPM and this means two fixtures simultaneously instead of three.
Design & Installation
Being 28 x 17 x 10.5 inches big and 29.4 pounds heavy, we can say that Eccotemp FVI-12 is quite a compact unit. One of the best things about it is that it almost comes as ready to install. A horizontal venting kit is included in the package with the unit and it can be installed right out of the box with the help of this kit. Moreover, it also comes with a gas regulator, a hose and a showerhead. Remember that the unit is an indoor device.
Eccotemp FVI-12 is a completely manual unit with separate knobs for temperature, water flow, and gas pressure. With the help of these knobs, you can make your precise adjustments.
The heat exchanger of Eccotemp FVI-12 is covered by warranty for 10 years and all the other parts for 5 years. Also, it is a sturdy unit with low maintenance need.
- Energy efficient with an energy factor of 0.79
- Maximum power output is 74,500 BTU per hour and 10 watts of electricity.
- Compact and light.
- Comes in ready to install with a horizontal venting kit.
- A long warranty period of 10 years on the heat exchanger and 5 years on the other parts.
- Cannot support more than 3 fixtures at once.
Eccotemp FVI-12 Review Wrap Up
We suggest Eccotemp FVI-12 propane tankless water heater to those living in small to medium sized apartments, preferably with one bathroom. With this unit one can take a shower while the other is rinsing the dishes and the washing machine is running. If you believe that your water demand will be no greater than this, Eccotemp FVI-12 is a good and cost-efficient choice to go with.