There are various sizes and applications in the world of tankless water heaters. Choosing the best option requires serious thought and consideration as they are a long-term investment in anyone’s home. The good news is, thanks to the many choices available today, you can pretty much find a solution for just about any situation.
The water heater we will be reviewing today is a low-to-medium capacity unit, depending on various factors. In our Titan SCR2 N-120 review, we will go over the various technical characteristics, applications, and warranty information needed to make an informed choice. While smaller on-demand water heaters tend to have limited capabilities, Titan has made this water heater with a little extra power.
We honestly hope that once you are done reading this article, you will have a firm idea of what this heater can accomplish, and if it is the right choice for you and your home.
Titan SCR2 N-120 Specifications
You won’t have problems mounting this unit, as its dimensions are 7 x 10 x 2.75 inches and it weighs just under 8 pounds. Unlike most other electric tankless water heaters, this model has the inlet and outlet valves placed on its sides and not on the bottom. Temperature is regulated by using the analog temperature controller that unfortunately doesn’t have a number display.
While you can mount this unit pretty much anywhere, the amp draw is 54 amps and requires a breaker of at least 60 amps. The power consumption of this machine comes to 11.8kW at 240V, but with the self-modulating technology, the water heater only uses that much if you are using it at its maximum power.
Considering the power demands and the maximum flow output of this unit is about 4GPM/15.14 LPM, this unit is best used as a close proximity point-of-use water heater. Colder climates considerably reduce the effectiveness and application of this water heater, but it can still handle a temperature rise of 80°F/44.4°C. Although to prolong the service life of this machine, it is not recommended for it to be used in such cold climates.
Customer Support and Warranty
While they aren’t a very old company, Titan has invested some effort and care in their relationship with their customer base. They offer guides, order tracking and even live chat. Although at the time of writing this article, the live chat option wasn’t available on their website.
The warranty for the electric components lasts for 1 year, while the warranty for the water components lasts 10 years. It is important to note that some users have complained about the water heater’s circuits overheating and malfunctioning due to intensive use.
What to Expect from Titan SCR2 N-120?
Following the advice of the manufacturer is the best way to get the most out of any electric on-demand water heater. The most you can get out of this heater is in a climate where the inlet water is around 70°F (21°C) or higher. At a 20°F/11.1°C water temperature rise, you can even get 4GPM/15 LPM of flow out of the unit.
As the rule goes, the higher the temperature rise, the lower the flow output becomes for all electric tankless water heaters. For a more detailed explanation about the inner workings of these machines, check out our informative guide. In a suitable climate, you could support 1-3 washrooms or 2 bathrooms at the same time, but that depends on water temperature and the type of fixtures you use.
You can also expect the mounting and installation process to be fairly easy for someone who has had previous electric and plumbing experience. In addition, the user manual of Titan SCR2 is also helpful.
- 10-year warranty for water components
- Very compact design that allows easy installation
- Energy efficiency comes to 99.5%
- Isn’t recommended for use in a cold climate
- Sometimes the electronic parts can overheat due to intensive use
After testing and deliberation, we finally came to an end of our Titan SCR2 N-120 review. As a compact point-of-use water heater, this unit has its merits as it is very efficient at its job. The negative comes in the form of the water heater not being a good solution for cold climates, especially with the reports from users of circuits overheating.
We would recommend using this model as a primary support for a single bathroom, with multiple fixtures in a warm climate. But if your situation differs from that, then you would be advised to look further for a better-suited water heating solution. We hope we have provided you with all of the information that you need.
If there are any unanswered questions about this model, feel free to leave a message in our comments section.