BOSCH Tronic 6000 C (WH27) Electric Tankless Whole House Water Heater

BOSCH Tronic 6000 C (WH27) Electric Tankless Whole House Water Heater

Constant need for hot water has become relatively common for most households, especially in homes.

This gives rise to the demand for “whole house” electric tankless heaters, and the BOSCH Tronic 6000 C (WH27) Electric Tankless Whole House Water Heater is a heater that you should consider to meet such a need for hot water around the house and around the clock.

This whole-house electric tankless water heater promises to delight you with the following features:

Features

  • 97% thermal efficiency with minimal stand-by loss
  • External temperature control knob and superior temperature stability and control
  • Polymer encased elements and built-in flow sensor that ensures constant output temperature
  • 9 kW tankless whole-house electric water heater
  • Versatile shape and lightweight design

Pros

The Bosch WH17 Tronic 6000 C Electric Tankless Water Heater is a good option tosupply hot water on demand to your bathroom or kitchen. This maximum flow rate of this electric water heater is 2.4 gallons per minute, which is more than enough for supplying water to your bathroom shower and kitchen.

The Bosch WH17 has been said to be better than some of the whole-house electric water heaterson the market, which puts it somewhere in the middle when it comes to performance.

The Bosch WH17 is also desirable if you want to provide consistent hot water around the clock for an entire single apartment. This electric tankless water heater will do the trick, and depending on the temperature of the water coming in, you will never run out of hot water anywhere in the house.

Further, because of its 97% thermal efficiency rating, it is considered as a good energy saver as far as whole house electric water heaters are concerned. Plus, it has a zero stand-by heat loss, making it a very good choice for smaller homes, commercial spaces, restaurants and other similar size establishments needing hot water round the clock.

Cons

This is neither a portable nor a compact electric water heater. That being said, the Bosch WH17 Tronic 6000 C Electric Tankless Water Heater has been criticized for being expensive and difficult to install.

It has also been said to be far from being cost effective, taking into consideration its price plus the cost of paying not only the plumber, but also the electrician who will do all the wiring installation for this equipment.

Such labor cost is necessary because the product requires a professional hardwiring installation as well as an electrical circuit breaker service. All in all, you can spend up to a thousand dollars or even more before the water heater is put to use.

This, in turn, will translate to a very long period before the product starts paying for itself, which some say could take at least seven years, assuming it does not breakdown.

There is a more pressing concern to this supposed whole-house electric tankless water heating system. Considering its class as a whole-house heater, you would think that it would be enough to serve your kitchen sink, bathroom sink as well as all the showers in the house which, on the average, are two showers. You would also expect it to do more than boost or supplement your already existing water heater.

However, the Bosch WH17 Tronic 6000 C Electric Tankless Water Heater was not able to deliver on being a full-fledged whole-house water heater that provides hot water all around the house.

It was even said that it would be somewhat far-fetched to expect the Bosch WH17 Tronic 6000 C Electric Tankless Water Heater to serve a two-bedroom apartment, and that the system only works well when used in one service area, which can either be a bathroom or a kitchen, not both.

Some of the other things that affect performance include the temperature of the water coming in. The water had to be close to 55° in order for the water coming out to be hot enough anytime on demand.

This means that if you are living in a cold place, or if the water coming in is somewhere around 45°, then there is a good chance that the Bosch WH17 Tronic 6000 C Electric Tankless Water Heater would not be able to provide hot water on demand all around the house.

Another thing which affects the availability of hot water was the distance of the heater to the sink; the farther the sink is, the longer the time you would have to wait for the water to be hot enough to use. This is somewhat a bummer considering the 97% thermal efficiency with minimal stand-by heat loss feature of the system.

Verdict

It was not meant to say that the Bosch WH17 Tronic 6000 C Electric Tankless Water Heater was not a good product at all.

However, considering its name as a whole-house water heater, you would expect that it would be easy for such a water heater to provide hot water all around the house with factors such as the temperature of the water coming in, and the distance of the heater and the shower having minimal effect on performance.

Lastly, there is the difficulty in installation, making this product somewhat unattractive to buyers who do not want to be bothered in hiring and paying a professional to do it for them.

All in all, it is a 6 out of 10.

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