Eccotemp FVI-12-NG Review

As the name suggests, a tankless water heater doesn’t store water, but it can provide hot water on demand thus it is more efficient for the sake of energy saving. The initial price is fairly expensive, such as the Eccotemp FVI-12-NG, but the overall money-saving in the long run is far better.

Main Features and Benefits

The Eccotemp FVI-12-NG is actually very similar to the FVI-12-LP, but the former is powered by natural gas. It is an indoor appliance capable of delivering up to 3.4 GPM of hot water, which should be sufficient for small to medium houses. You can also use it perfectly for cottages and cabins.

Eccotemp FVI-12-NG imageIt features a compact design measuring at 15-inch x 24-inch x 4-inch and weighing only around 20 pounds, but this tankless water heater brings separate gas and water controls as well as a digital display for temperature on the front. With such controls and indicator, you can manually adjust water flow and the intended temperature precisely. The appliance also has 0.5 inch NPT inlet and outlet as well as gas connections. The Eccotemp FVI-12-NG starts by an electronic ignition that requires a minimum of 40 PSI.

Apart from its space-saving design, this water heater is also an energy-saving appliance. This small yet modern water heater will only use around 2 watts of power during standby or idle state, while it requires 10 watts when operating. Since this is a tankless type, it will only use the gas when you are using it. A horizontal stainless steel vent kit is included with the purchase, so it is ready to install out of the box. According to the manufacturer, the water heater requires 120-Volt household electric outlet.

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Eccotemp L5 Review

Officially marketed as Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower, this appliance does what the name says. It is actually a small water heater yet it can be easily transformed into an outdoor shower when necessary. The good thing is that the appliance is portable. The overall dimension measures only at 20-inch x 4.5-inch x 12-inch and it weighs 11 pounds.

The package includes almost everything necessary to get the unit ready once you get it out of the box. A brief review of the product is provided in the following passages.

Main Advantages of Eccotemp L5

1. Portable

The conventional type of tankless water type must be installed in the house and it is almost impossible to move the appliance to other places without hassle. Eccotemp L5 brings a new way to make use of a water heater with its portable feature. The unit only weighs at less than 15 pounds, so you should be able to take it almost anywhere. The overall dimension is as well relatively smaller compared with other water heater units. You can simply install, remove, and reinstall it as you need.

2. Easy to use

Eccotemp L5 Portable.Besides portable, Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater is very easy to install and use. You need to connect the appliance to a standard hose nozzle and a liquid propane tank. However, the package already includes an adapter, gar regulator, and nozzle set. As you attach the shower nozzle, the water flows almost instantly.

Furthermore, you can adjust the spray setting or water flow rate. The appliance can supply water at minimum 0.5 GPM (gallons per minute) and maximum 1.4 GPM. It is as well equipped with auto shut-off feature which will turn the appliance off after 20 minutes of use. [Read more...]