Whether you are renovating or building up a home from scratch, how you heat your water is an issue which you will have to address. The reason electric tankless water heaters are becoming more and more popular is that of how efficient they are. Namely, by using an electric on-demand water heater, you save on electricity, space, and money.
All of us have experienced an unwelcome surprise in the form of cold water shocking us in the middle of a shower. If you had a continuous supply of hot water, you wouldn’t ever have to be surprised like that again. In our EcoSmart ECO 27 review, we have chosen such a machine that could provide your home with a nearly endless amount of hot water.
Read our independent review to find out all of the useful info you would need before making a purchase.
EcoSmart ECO 27 Specifications
Here we have one of the larger models from EcoSmart. The power consumption for this unit comes to 27kW, which also comes with a power draw of 112.5amps. That is a substantial load for anybody’s service panel as it requires three double pole 40amp breakers to preserve a 240V electric service. Also, you will need a minimum 200amp electric service just to run it.
Now that we have stated what it requires, here’s what you get. Continuous hot water supplied to 3-4 bathrooms at once, depending on use. With a water heater of this size, you could cover a medium sized home for 3-4 people in a medium climate. But, if your home is situated in a warmer area where the tap water is 80°F+ (26°C+), you could even cover a bigger home with this one heater.
Even with the slightly larger frame, installing EcoSmart ECO 27 electric water heater was fairly straightforward, though there was slightly more electrical work. Adjusting the temperature will be easy with the digital temperature display. A final benefit of this model is the self-modulating technology that comes with it. This allows the machine to use electric energy gradually, and not waste any by always running at 100% load.
Customer Support and Warranty
If and when you do have a question, you can easily reach out to the company’s customer service by using their phone line or email. The warranty policy for the parts, but not the entire machine, has a lifetime guarantee. In order for the warranty to be valid, the unit must be installed by licensed plumbers and electricians.
What to Expect from EcoSmart ECO 27?
A mid-range electric water heating solution best sums up this model. You can have enough water pressure and hot water to support a medium-sized home in a moderate climate. Of course, if you live in a warmer climate, you can expect an even better performance. You could even support several low-flow fixtures at once.
The manufacturer also recommends this unit as a potential solution in colder climates as a single bathroom installment. Some maintenance is necessary, but it’s not all that difficult. You’ll need to flush out the units system every 12-18 months, depending on the mineral content of your tap water. For more information about maintaining your electric tankless water heaters, please take a look at our guide.
This job is significantly made easier by using service valves in your installation process. They allow you to use vinegar to clean out the machine, without disconnecting the water pipes.
- The parts have a lifetime warranty
- Maintenance is fairly simple
- The high flow rate in moderate-to-warm climates
- Must be installed by licensed professionals for warranty reasons
- Requires a minimum 200amp electric service to run safely
A multi-purpose solution for a mid-sized home. The water heater meets the expectations we’ve had and can serve as a good solution in the right home. If you have an inlet water temperature of around 80°F (26.6°C), you could simultaneously support up to four showers and a sink or two. Making it a good heater for a big family.
For a slightly colder inlet temperature, you can still use this unit as a functional water heater for 1-2 bathrooms and never have to worry about hot water. Just make sure you have the circuit panel spaces and electric service to support this machine.
We hope we have covered everything in our EcoSmart ECO 27 review. If you need more information or have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment, and we will reply.