Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater Review

Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater Review

If you often find yourself in need of hot water but can’t seem to have it when you want it, then going for an electric tankless water system might be the way to go for you.

You would not have to worry about hot water ever running out because you would not be getting hot water which is stored in a tank, but you would be getting it from your very own water supply. So unless you are not paying your water bill on time, you would not have to worry about hot water ever running out.

But not all of us have the same needs when it comes to heating running water. Some of us don’t need that much, and would not want to pay for an excessive electric bill caused by high consuming electric equipment. That is the reason for making the Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater an option on your list, because it promises to deliver the following features:

Features

  • Tankless and gives you unlimited hot water when you need it
  • Single-sink application design
  • Works best in moderate to warm climates
  • Optimum water flow of 0.5 gallons per minute
  • Energy efficient and helps you save up to 50% on water heating costs
  • Compact design

Pros

One of the things that you will readily notice about the Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater is its size, particularly its compact design. It is relatively small, and it will fit very well under your sink.

This attribute makes this electric tankless water heater a very good fit for those who are living in small condos, apartments or small one-bedroom houses.

It is also a good choice for wet bars, small offices, boats or small yachts, and RV’s or mobile homes. It is also a very good fit for those who like hot water in the morning or any time of the day, without putting too much burden on their wallet caused by excessive monthly electric bills.

This tankless electric water heater will help you save up to 50% of your water heating costs. Now that may not be much for some people, but these savings can be considerable after having used the equipment through its useful life

Another thing about the Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater is that it is tankless. What does that mean?

For those who are not familiar with water heaters, water is often times heated and simultaneously stored in a tank, which in turn will be the source of your heated water. That means you can run out of hot water while you are using it.

With a tankless water heater, the hot water supply is the same as your water supply at home. The tankless water heater heats water at the point of use; no need for tanks or storage—water is heated when needed.

Cons

The compact size of the Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater can be considered as both a good thing and a bummer. Because if its size, this electric tankless water heater is not suitable for high rates of use; it can only accommodate a single sink.

So for those who are looking to save energy while using a high-capacity electric water heater, the Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater is not the water heater for you.

Another thing you should expect is that you cannot use this electric water heater in very cold places. There is a high chance that the very low temperature of the water in such places will only offset the heat provided by this small electric water heater, giving you warm or even slightly cold water coming out.

Stated in another way, it is highly probable that you will only benefit from this electric tankless water heater if you use it in places with moderate to warm climates. The Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater can be utterly useless in places with snow, which is ironic because it is in such places that people often need hot water.

The hotness of the water coming out is not only affected by the temperature of the water coming in; it is also affected by the rate by which it passes through the equipment.

This means that you should also watch the water pressure when using this small electric water heater. Since the suggested or optimum rate or water usage is 0.5 gallons per minute, any higher than that may cause the water not being hot enough to your liking.

That means you would have to suppress or control the water flow from your faucet, and for that, you will need an aerator, which, unfortunately, is not included and is purchased separately. Furthermore, you will need a pressure-relief device which will be installed in the electric water heater itself as opposed to the aerator, which will be installed in the faucet.

Verdict

The Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater is not an utter disappointment. There is still a purpose for its size, and eco-friendly, energy-saving attributes. It is certainly the way to go for small range or low-capacity use.

Then again, nothing will prevent people from buying a higher capacity electric tankless water heater and adjusting it to low. That, in a way, makes a low-capacity electric water heater like this one somewhat redundant.

All in all, the Lotus 3.5kW/120V Electric Tankless Water Heater is a 5 out of 10.

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