If we had to summarize Ridgeyard 12L propane powered tankless water heater in one sentence, we would say that it is one of the best in the gas category for small apartments with fairly low demand for hot water. Below, we have dug into all the details of this awesome unit.
Energy Savings & Performance
Ridgeyard 12L is a great tankless water heater with a flow rate of 3.2 GPM. This flow rate is enough to provide endless hot water for a house with one-bathroom only. It can supply hot water for two fixtures simultaneously without difficulty. As it does this, the unit uses no electricity but 2D cell batteries for ignition. So, with Ridgeyard 12L you will not have to worry about electric bills.
Other than saving you money, Ridgeyard 12L will keep you safe with its safety features. The unit has an overheat protection which means that it will automatically turn off itself over 167oF. Similarly, it has over water pressure protection which works in the same way over a certain pressure level, only that it does not turn off but lowers the water pressure if excessive pressure levels are detected. Also, you will be able to enjoy hot showers in cold weather thanks to anti-freeze protection of the unit. One more safety feature of the unit is that it has a timer that automatically shuts off the system every 20 minutes. Lastly, the low flame detection system of the unit to automatically shuts down gas power under the case of an unexpected flameout.
With Ridgeyard 12L you neither will have to worry about low pressure because the minimum water pressure required to get this unit going is only 2.9 PSI which is quite low. This is especially valuable in case you are living in a two-story house and water pressure is low on the second story.
Design & Installation
Ridgeyard 12L is a compact, thin-shaped tankless water heater that is easy to set up. The unit is 23.2 x 5.9 x 13.4 inches and it weighs 17.64 pounds. It looks fairly good with its stainless steel silver colored panel and built-in LCD. However, one difficulty in setting it up in the US is that it needs G threads instead of NPT. So before purchasing it make sure that you calculate the money and time to obtain these G threads. Once you have them, you are ready to set the unit up.
Still, for the sake of protection, unless you are experienced in this kind of handiwork w suggest that you have your unit installed by a licensed professional. Since gas is involved, any leakage due to wrong set up can have very severe consequences. However, if you are keen on doing it by yourself, note that the unit needs to be ventilated.
In the package of Ridgeyard 12L, other than the tankless water heater main body, a shower kit is required so that you can enjoy your hot showers.
Ridgeyard 12L propane tankless water heater comes with a 3-year warranty.
- 2 GPM of flow rate
- Needs only 2D cell batteries to operate, no electricity is needed.
- Over heat protection
- Over water pressure protection
- Anti-freeze protection
- Low flame detection
- 20-minute timer
- G threads are needed for the setup and you will have to find and buy them separately.
- 2D cell batteries are not included in the package.
Ridgeyard 12L Review Wrap up
Ridgeyard 12L propane tankless water heater is a fit for small apartments. If what you expect from your water heater is to be able to run the dishwasher while you are taking a shower, you will do very well with this unit. Just make sure that you have everything covered for its set up before purchasing the unit…