If looks matter to you, then you should have a close look at Eccotemp i12-LP propane tankless water heater. It has a revolutionary design that will make your studio apartment or your vacation cabin look twice better. Below we have reviewed its other features in detail as well to see if they are as good as the unit’s looks.
Energy Savings & Performance
Eccotemp i12-LP is a liquid propane tankless water heater with a water heating capacity of 3 GPM. At this rate, the unit offers a 40oF temperature rise. At 1.5 GPM, it can serve you with a temperature rise of 75oF. It only pulls 2 watts of energy when idle which is almost nothing. The unit is only activated whenever there is a demand for hot water. The rest of the time, it is doing nothing but saving you money. Besides, it has no pilot light, which is extra money saved. While operating it uses 1.07 A of electric energy and 80k BTU of gas at maximum.
Apart from being energy efficient, the unit has many safety and user-friendly features. It is equipped with fully automatic temperature controls with an energy saving mode. Also, has a child lock which comes very handy with curious children around. Its ignition is also electronic.
Design & Installation
As we have already mentioned above, Eccotemp i12-LP stands out with its uncommon design. The unit has a sleek black tempered glass panel which looks very futuristic with its LED display, touch screen and completely electronic controls that allows precision for the temperature set up. Besides, it is incredibly compact; only 15 x 24 4 inches.
Eccotemp i12-LP is very light as well. Since it is just 29 pounds and comes with a wall thimble, it can pretty much be installed on any wall. The unit comes with a 120 volt UL listed power cord and a stainless steel venting kit. This is all you need to set the unit up. You just need to read the manufacturer’s manual for installation.
Eccotemp i12-LP is covered by warranty, 10 years on the heat exchanger and 5 years on the other parts. However, it is clearly stated on the user’s guide that each unit needs to be cleaned and descaled quarterly in order to avoid lime and sediment buildup. If you fail to maintain your unit regularly and the unit breaks down due to sediment build up, unfortunately, your warranty will be void.
- Has a water heating capacity of 3 GPM.
- Only operates when there is a demand for hot water and consumes almost no energy when idle.
- Maximum power output is 80k BTU.
- Has a very modern and sleek design.
- Very easy to install.
- 10 years of warranty on the heat exchanger and 5 years on the other parts.
- Has to be maintained quarterly for the warranty to be effective.
Eccotemp i12-LP Review Wrap Up
Eccotemp i12-LP tankless water heater is perfect for vacation cabins or small apartments with low demand for hot water. Apart from its impressive water heating performance, it looks so modern and cool that it will light up any room that it has been installed in and you will never have to worry about trying to keep it out of sight. We strongly suggest this great tankless water heater!