This Smart Technology electric tankless water heater is configured as a “whole home” model for climates where incoming water temperature is 62°F and above. The ECO 18 is capable of heating over 2.5 gallons per minute, which is the equivalent of one water saver shower head (with a 1.5 gpm flow) and one sink with a low inlet water temperature of 62°F, and an output setting of 105° F. Two showers emitting no more than 1.5 gpm each can be run simultaneously when incoming water temperature is above 70° F. Digital temperature control allows you to set your temperature in increments of 1°. All tankless water heaters are sized based on flow rate and temperature rise, and there is a direct relationship between the two. So if used in a cold area requiring a high temperature rise, it will be more limited in the amount of fixtures (gallons per minute) it can heat at one time compared to a warmer climate.
Never Run out of Hot Water
The Ecosmart ECO 18has a capacity to handle up to 2.5 gallons of water per minute. This allows you to run a shower head and a sink simultaneously and never run out of hot water. This product is ideal for places where the demand for hot water is quite high and where multiple applications are involved.
Lightweight and Portable
The EcoSmart ECO 18 water heater which weights at 14 pounds is lightweight and portable and can be traversed easily to cabins, barns, and almost any off-the-grid location. Owing to its portability, one can use it to take a hot shower at a campsite, rinse off after a day at the beach, or even to wash your pet. It’s compact and allows for a convenient set-up outside your home for use by the pool or hot tub.
Features and Specifications
- LIFETIME WARRANTY for residential use
- Save up to 60% on your water heating costs with the most advanced, self modulating technology available
- NEVER run out of hot water with an ECOSMART tankless water heater.
- Save up to 12 cubic feet of storage space.
- Digital temperature control in 1-degree increments gives users complete control of hot water
Customer Reviews and Scores
The Ecosmart ECO 18enjoys a feedback score of 4.5 out of 5 at the Amazon online store. This score is the mean result of use and trial by as many as 138 Amazon verified customers and their experience with the same.
Now, while going through the customer reviews we have come across two major set backs about the product. After installing the Ecosmart Eco 18, customers have faced flickering of LED light both outdoors and indoors. The light go back to normal once the device is removed. There is an unpleasant connection with LED lights and this product. Also, the device has been found to malfunction in a dangerous way. In a few cases it has been noticed that the device keep on boiling water (scalding hot) even when the unit is turned off. This however has not been recorded by the majority of the customers.
The Ecosmart Eco 18 is out and out a good water heater, especially as it provides infinite hot water round the clock. Our personal score regarding the product is 4.5 out of 5.