Tempra 36 Stiebel Eltron

Tempra 36The electric Tempra 36 from Stiebel Eltron will deliver 5 to 8 gallons per minute of continuous hot water depending on your climate. That capacity is sufficient for large homes or condos when water may be in use at two or three points simultaneously. In southern climates, where incoming water is fairly warm, it will easily handle three or four points of use including clothes washers, dishwashers, showers and sink faucets. In this respect, it is slightly larger than the Titan Tempra 24 tankless water heater and the largest of the Rheem RTE electric tankless water heaters.

The Stiebel Eltron Tempra 36 is made in the United States from quality components. As a whole-house tankless water heater, it can be installed in a central location and off of the main cold water line. Many homeowners install a water softener before the water heater for softer water that is gentler on skin and enhances the effectiveness of soaps and detergents. The unit boasts a design that makes it one of the most durable in the industry. This Tempra 36 Stiebel Eltron review gives you all the details you need to evaluate this model for your home. Make sure to read all the reviews on Stiebel Eltron to compare their different features.

Being tankless the Tempra 36 doesn’t suffer any of the standby heat loss that storage-type water heaters do. That alone will reduce your electricity consumption for heating water by up to 25%. When properly sized for your home, it will also deliver hot water for as long as you need it. The electric heating isn’t as efficient as gas heating, but it offers the advantage of not requiring venting of combustion fumes. No gas line is needed either, cutting down on installation expenses. If you plan to be in your home for more than five to seven years, it might make sense to consider gas. Something like the Bosch Therm 660 EFO would be an excellent alternative. If moving soon is an option, an electric model can be a cost-effective choice.

The use of a microprocessor in the control board of the Stiebel Eltron Tempra 36 ensures that the temperature remains very constant throughout your shower. Tempra Plus models have a digital water temperature readout, but this one has a dial that is easy to set and very accurate.

This model is backed by a 7-year warranty against leaks and a 3-year warranty against manufacturer defects. If you’ve got a large, active household and you determine that an electric water heater is a better choice than gas, then the Tempra 36 Stiebel Eltron tankless water heater should serve you well for 10+ years.

 

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