Upgrading to a tankless water heater is nowadays considered a normal thing. Tankless water heaters were considered a luxury up until recently, and they’ve turned out to be quite economical. People usually turn to propane water heaters because of 2 reasons: either they need a portable water heater, or they do not have a stable gas supply line.
The unit we have tested out belongs to the second group. It is a propane tankless water heater able to supply a small house with hot water on demand. Even though this is a smaller unit, it definitely can find its spot in many homes or even recreational vehicles.
We are going to go through specification details, warranty and customer support, expectations and pros and cons and summarize all that data into a concise Eccotemp i12-LP review, in order to help you to get to know the unit.
Eccotemp i12-LP Specifications
The very first astonishing thing that we noticed, after the unpacking, is the modern black design of the units front panel. It is made of black tempered glass and contains a small LED screen with commands below. Through this interface, you can monitor and control the temperature, or even lock the thermostat if needed. Being that this propane water heater is made to be used indoors, it contains an exhaust pipe on top of it.
Now, when it comes to the heating power that this propane heater can achieve, this model is equipped with a 3 GPM/11.36 LPM pump, and a BTU rating of 25,000 – 80,000. This is enough for 2 faucets, on full flow, at a time. It is designed for small-to-medium hot water demands. Additionally, propane makes it budget-friendly.
If you want to know more about the types of gas tankless water heaters, and how to use and maintain them, feel free to hop onto our detailed guide. On top of all of that, it also comes with fully automatic temperature controls with an energy saving mode, making it even more budget-friendly.
We’ve noticed that this unit uses a standard ½” NPT water fittings, and comes with adjustable venting. So this heater was made to be installed into new houses, and for retrofitting. To make things even simpler and more convenient, this model doesn’t need a pilot light, and the electronic system plugs into a standard 110V electrical outlet (with UL-listed code). The manufacturer also provided everything you need to assemble the exhaust vent.
Customer Support and Warranty Policy
Eccotemp is a manufacturer that develops energy-efficient products. Their products can be found all over the world, and their gas tankless water heaters are quite popular on every continent. That being said, the company is known for listening to customers feedback and acting upon it. Customer support and user manual for Eccotemp i12-LP provide quality.
They tend to develop and upgrade their products all of the time. That’s why their customers get full support. The company can be contacted usually via their website, but they also have a public phone number, which connects to the California headquarters.
The model comes with a 2-year limited warranty on parts, and full support from local licensed plumbers and maintenance specialists.
What to Expect from Eccotemp i12-LP?
This unit is made to supply a household of people who do not spend much time at home. It will support your kitchen faucet, shower, and the restroom sink. The unit delivers promised efficiency and looks very futuristic. As long as you set it up properly, and give it adequate maintenance, you should be supplied with hot water on demand at all times.
- A well-done user interface, with a LED screen, and an optional child lock
- It is very portable and easy to set up
- Brings hot water to homes without a steady natural gas line
- Cannot support the whole household using hot water at once
- Needs an exhaust vent that leads directly outside, or connects to the chimney
This propane tankless heater is portable, versatile and delivers on its promises. People all around the world use this system to get that endless flow of hot water. It is affordable, due to propane prices, and easily accessible for people without natural gas lines.
Additionally, if you are retrofitting this unit into your old heater spot, you will be amazed by the portability of this model, and by the extra storage space, you will suddenly get. And not to mention its sleek black design, giving it a look that can fit into any interior design.
We hope that we covered every important aspect of this machine and that you find this Eccotemp i12-LP review useful in your efforts to find the right unit for your household. In case you have more questions, feel free to post them in the comment section, and we will gladly answer.